Sequencing technique: an enhancement to 802.11 medium access control to improve the performance of wireless networks
by P. Venkata Krishna, N.Ch.S.N. Iyengar
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Vol. 1, No. 1, 2008

Abstract: This paper presents a technique known as sequencing on MAC layer for wireless networks. MAC layer issues are very important while accessing channel over wireless networks. Normally, communication uses Request To Send/Clear To Send (RTS/CTS) mechanism to access channel for transmission of data. Mostly, it is observed that RTS/CTS handshake may introduce some delay especially in case of wireless networks. Hence, a sequencing method is proposed where selected RTS packets are dropped based on a node sequence number to improve overall throughput of the network although individual performance of the transmission is reduced.

Online publication date: Mon, 18-Feb-2008

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