Journal of Computer Science

Enhancing Wireless Medium Access Control Layer Misbehavior Detection System in IEEE 802.11 Network

A. M. Alsahag and M. Othman

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2008.951.958

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 4, Issue 11

Pages 951-958


Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols such as IEEE 802.11 use distributed contention resolution mechanisms for sharing the wireless channel. In this environment, selfish hosts that fail to adhere to the MAC protocol may obtain an unfair throughput share. For example, IEEE 802.11 requires hosts competing for access to the channel to wait for a


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