Medium Access Control

  • Alan Holt
  • Chi-Yu Huang
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


The MAC layer implements a number of coordination functions, which are responsible for controlling wireless channel access. The distributed coordination function (DCF) and point coordination function (PCF) are covered. The hybrid coordination function (HCF) from the 802.11e is also discussed.


Medium Access Control Contention Window Distribute Coordination Function Enhanced Distribute Channel Access Beacon Frame 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Holt
    • 1
  • Chi-Yu Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.IP PerformanceBristolUK
  2. 2.Tata Technologies LtdBristolUK

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