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Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks by Walid Saad, Dusit Niyato, Zhu Han

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10  Wireless local area networks

IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs) have been widely deployed in many places for both residential and commercial use. The IEEE 802.11 standard supports two major configurations – i.e., the point – coordination function (PCF) and the distributed-coordination function (DCF). With PCF, the transmission in the network is based on a central node (i.e., an access point). Client nodes listen to the channel and wait for the signal from the access point. Once permission is sent by the access point, the client node can start data transmission. On the other hand, with DCF, the nodes employ carrier-sense multiple-access ...

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