Dynamic Configuration of MAC QoS Mechanisms in 802.11 Access Networks

  • Simona Acanfora
  • Filippo Cacace
  • Giulio Iannello
  • Luca Vollero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4003)


In this paper, we define a general architecture that integrates micromobility protocols and dynamic management of 802.11 QoS MAC mechanisms and evaluate it through simulation in a scenario where a specific micromobility protocol, Cellular IP, is integrated with a specific QoS mechanism, ACKnowledgement Skipping. Our results demonstrate that seamless, QoS aware connectivity can be provided to mobile users, and identify directions to fully integrate these functionalities in a comprehensive WLAN management system.


Medium Access Control Access Network Medium Access Control Protocol Medium Access Control Layer Correspondent Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simona Acanfora
    • 1
  • Filippo Cacace
    • 2
  • Giulio Iannello
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luca Vollero
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio ITeM, CININapoliItaly
  2. 2.Facoltà di IngegneriaUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di RomaRomaItaly

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