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Medium Access Control of Wireless LANs for Mobile Computing

K.C. Chen

One-line summary: A dynamic multiple-access protocol will be the core of the design of a MAC for WLAN's. Background and goals for WLAN MAC standard IEEE-802.11 are described, and GRAP (Group Random Access Protocol) is presented as a candidate for the standard.

Overview/Main Points


Explains why a multiple-access protocol is needed for WLANs and why it can't be implemented around conventional wired LAN design points. GRAP is not well explained, but seems to be based on relying on randomness to get "probabilistic" multiple access


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