A Priority Based Cooperative CSMA/CA Protocol for Long Distance WiFi Links

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With the growing need for Internet connectivity in rural areas, an alternative to the wired technology need to be used to provide Internet connectivity because of cost constraint. Wi-Fi can be a cost effective and efficient solution to provide Internet connectivity in rural areas. Wi-Fi based long distance networks with long distance outdoor links have become an attractive option to provide low cost internet connectivity to rural areas. The existing MAC protocol, CSMA/CA used by Wi-Fi has its coverage on comparatively smaller range and this aspect puts a hurdle in providing Internet, when it comes to rural areas.

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