Chapter 5. IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks

  1. Bernhard H. Walke1,
  2. Stefan Mangold2 and
  3. Lars Berlemann1
  1. Stefan Mangold2,
  2. Lars Berlemann1,
  3. Matthias Siebert and
  4. Bernhard H. Walke

Published Online: 11 DEC 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470058800.ch5

IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence

IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence

How to Cite

Mangold, S., Berlemann, L., Siebert, M. and Walke, B. H. (2006) IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks, in IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence (eds B. H. Walke, S. Mangold and L. Berlemann), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470058800.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    ComNets, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  2. 2

    Swisscom Innovations, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    ComNets, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  2. 2

    Swisscom Innovations, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 DEC 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 NOV 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470014394

Online ISBN: 9780470058800

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Keywords:

  • IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs);
  • IEEE 802.11 reference model;
  • MAC Layer Management Entity (MLME) and PHY Layer Management Entity (PLME);
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM);
  • Medium Access Control Protocol;
  • Timing Synchronization Function (TSF);
  • HCF Controlled Channel Access (HCCA);
  • optional block acknowledgment and protocol throughput efficiency;
  • medium sensing time histograms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scope of 802.11

  • Reference Model, Architecture, Services, Frame Formats

  • Physical Layer

  • Medium Access Control Protocol

  • Medium Access Control with Support for Quality-of-Service

  • Radio Spectrum Management

  • History and Selected Sub-standards, i.e., Amendments