Networking

MAC Layer Multicast in Wireless Multihop Networks

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Executive Summary

Many applications in Wireless Ad-hoc networks require multicast communication. Unlike broadcast, multicast communication requires route discovery methods to build the multicast tree. Various multicast routing algorithm have been designed in recent years to facilitate multicast communication. There has been some work to develop a suitable MAC protocol for multicast traffic. In this work the authors explore some approaches for reliable multicast at the MAC layer.

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