Investigation of PHY, MAC and APP Layers for Adaptive and Cross-Layer Optimization in IEEE802.11 WLAN
Due to huge popularity of portable terminals based on Wireless LANs and increasing demand for multimedia services from these terminals, the earlier structures and protocols are insufficient to cover the requirements of emerging networks and communications. Most research in this field is tailored to find more efficient ways to optimize the quality of wireless LAN regarding the requirements of multimedia services. The authors' work is to investigate the effects of modulation modes at the physical layer, retry limits at the MAC layer and packet sizes at the application layer over the quality of media packet transmission. Interrelation among these parameters to extract a cross-layer idea will be discussed as well.