Cross-Layer Based Erasure Code to Reduce the 802.11 Performance Anomaly: When FEC Meets ARF

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Executive Summary

Wireless networks have been widely accepted and deployed in world nowadays. Consumers are now accustomed to wireless connectivity in their daily life due to the pervasiveness of the 802.11b/g and wireless LAN standards. Specially, the emergence of the next evolution of Wi-Fi technology known as 802.11n is pushing a new revolution on personal wireless communication. However, in the context of WLAN, although multiple novel wireless access technologies have been proposed and developed to offer high band-width and guarantee quality of transmission, some deficiencies still remain due to the original design of WLAN-MAC layer.

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