ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.119
The Improved Research on IEEE 802.11 Mac Layer Access Mechanism
Abstract— The mechanism of IEEE 802.11 is random access, which exhibits a significantly
increased probability of collision when there are too many access points, thereby diminishing the
performance. This paper introduces a distribution mechanism to improve the current random MAC
layer access mechanism involving a combination of distribution and competition with dividing one
working cycle into two parts by managing the transmitting sequence. The simulation experiment
indicates that the improved protocol can increase network throughput while maintaining a relatively
lower end-to-end delay.
Index Terms— IEEE 802.11; Media Access Control; CSMA/CA protocol;
Faculty of Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences, CHINA
College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wuhan Textile University, CHINA
Baoliang Hao， Huilin Huang, Zhuo zhang
Student of Information Engineering Department, China University of Geosciences, CHINA
Cite: Ying Huang, Aiwu Shi, Baoliang Hao, Huilin Huang, Zhuo zhang, "The Improved Research on IEEE 802.11 Mac Layer Access Mechanism," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 748-755, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.