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On Centralized Schedulers for 802.11e WLANs Distribution Versus Grouping of Resources Allocation

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Executive Summary

Wireless LAN is becoming a pervasive wireless access technology that can be found in almost any mobile device such as laptops, PDAs, portable game consoles and mobile phones. Each of these groups of devices have a different set of requirements according to their intended use and applications but most of them share two main requirements: QoS support to satisfy applications' demands and power saving functionality to achieve an operating time according to users' expectations. IEEE 802.11e defines two centralized solutions in order to address these problems: Hybrid Coordination Channel Access (HCCA) for QoS and Scheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (S-APSD) for power saving.

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