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Designing and Deploying 802.11n Wireless Networks by Jim Geier

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Chapter 6. IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer

To design and implement an effective wireless LAN (WLAN), it is important to have a good understanding of the operation of the 802.11 MAC layer. The description of the MAC layer in the 802.11 standard is rather lengthy and focuses on details that developers must know when designing and implementing 802.11 radios, and it is not necessary that those deploying wireless LANs understand all the fine points. This chapter explains the parts of the 802.11 standard that you need to know to help you best ...

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