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802.11 MAC Layer Defined

 
Author: 80211-planet.com
Category: 802.11
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By Jim Geier The 802.11 standard specifies a common medium access control (MAC) Layer, which provides a variety of functions that support the operation of 802.11-based wireless LANs. In general, the MAC Layer manages and maintains communications between 802.11 stations (radio network cards and access points) by coordinating access to a shared radio channel and utilizing protocols that enhance communications over a wireless medium. Often viewed as the "brains" of the network, the 802.11...n

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