International Journal of Computer Applications
With the rapid advance of mobile computing, high speed wireless Local Area Networks (LANs) attracts a lot of research interests in recent years. A new international stander IEEE 802.11 on wireless LAN has been established. Its physical transmission is realized by either spread spectrum communication or non-directive infrared. The medium access control of IEEE 802.11 is using Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) as the basic level access. Continuing from the study of, the authors shall analyze IEEE 802.11 CSMA/CA performance with or without RTS/CTS in this paper.