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—The contribution of this paper is on the study of packet delays for the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network DCF MAC protocol. A method is presented capable of taking into account retransmission delays with or without retry limits. We present an analytical model based on a Markov chain which allows us to derive closed form expressions for the packet(More)
— IEEE 802.11 is worldwide established and the most used protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). In this paper, we propose an improved analytical model that calculates IEEE 802.11 DCF performance taking into account both packet retry limits and transmission errors for the IEEE 802.11a protocol. Validation of our new performance model analytical(More)
Wireless technologies in the LAN environment are becoming increasingly important. The IEEE 802.11 standard is the most mature technology for wireless local area networks (WLANs). The performance of the medium access control (MAC) layer, which consists of distributed coordination function (DCF) and point coordination function (PCF), has been examined over(More)
During the past few years, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have become extremely popular. The IEEE 802.11 protocol is the dominating standard for WLANs employing the Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) as its essential medium access control (MAC) mechanism. This paper presents a simple and accurate analysis using Markov chain modelling to compute(More)
SUMMARY Wireless local area networks (WLANs) based on the IEEE 802.11 standards have been widely implemented mainly because of their easy deployment and low cost. The IEEE 802.11 collision avoidance procedures utilize the binary exponential backoff (BEB) scheme that reduces the collision probability by doubling the contention window after a packet(More)
A new packet delay analysis for the IEEE 802.11b protocol is developed by extending throughput analysis introduced by Bianchi. This analysis is validated by comparison with simulation results using the OPNET TM simulation package. Packet delay results are presented as a function of a number of stations and packet size for basic access and RTS=CTS medium(More)
SUMMARY Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are extremely popular being almost everywhere including business, office and home deployments. The IEEE 802.11 protocol is the dominating standard for WLANs. The essential medium access control (MAC) mechanism of 802.11 is called distributed coordination function (DCF). This paper provides a simple and accurate(More)
IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol employs two techniques for packet transmission; the basic access and the RTS/CTS reservation scheme. The latter is employed in order to improve performance as it a) shortens packet collision duration and b) addresses the hidden station problem. In this paper, we study how effective the RTS/CTS handshake is in(More)
The IEEE 802.11 protocol is emerging as a widely used standard and has become the most mature technology for wireless local area networks (WLANs). In this paper, we focus on the tuning of the IEEE 802.11 protocol parameters taking into consideration, in addition to throughput efficiency, performance metrics such as the average packet delay, the probability(More)