Study and Performance Evaluation of the Effect of Data Rate in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks Using IEEE 802.11b MAC Protocol
There is an ever increasing demand for wireless communication devices that support high data rates. Many modern communication devices support variable data rates. The maximum data rate that can be sent over the wireless channels is determined by the channel capacity and its condition. For the efficient utilization of the scarce radio spectrum, it becomes very important to compute the capacity of these wireless channels. The capacity of the channel varies depending on the radio propagation environment considered.