International Journal of Computer Applications
"The communication through wireless media is in very much demand because of high mobility of the users and establishing ad hoc network in emergency situations, which requires the designing of an efficient and priority based MAC (Medium Access Protocol) to support quality of service in MANETs (Mobile Ad hoc NETworks) adequately. MAC is the base layer, which is required to catch up the system performance especially in mobile ad hoc wireless network. There are various MAC standards used in MANET. The IEEE 802.11 is one of them and most frequently applied to such networks presently."