Policing 802.11 MAC Misbehaviours

Provided by: Cornell University
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
With the increasing availability of flexible wireless 802.11 devices, the potential exists for users to selfishly manipulate their channel access parameters and gain a performance advantage. Such practices can have a severe negative impact on compliant stations. To enable access points to counteract these selfish behaviors and preserve the fairness in wireless networks, in this paper, the authors propose a policing mechanism that drives misbehaving users into compliant operation without requiring any cooperation from clients.

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