Policing 802.11 MAC Misbehaviours

Patras, Paul and Malone, David and Leith, Douglas J. (2013) Policing 802.11 MAC Misbehaviours. Technical Report. arXiv.org.

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With the increasing availability of flexible wireless 802.11 devices, the potential exists for users to selfishly manipulate their channel access parameters and gain a performance advantage. Such practices can have a severe negative impact on compliant stations. To enable access points to counteract these selfish behaviours and preserve fairness in wireless networks, in this paper we propose a policing mechanism that drives misbehaving users into compliant operation without requiring any cooperation from clients. This approach is demonstrably effective against a broad class of misbehaviours, soundly-based, i.e. provably hard to circumvent and amenable to practical implementation on existing commodity hardware.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Work supported by Science Foundation Ireland grant 08/SRC/I1403.
Keywords: Networking; Internet Architecture; Policing; 802.11 MAC; Misbehaviours;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 5960
Identification Number: arXiv:1311.5014
Depositing User: Professsor Douglas Leith
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 16:44
Publisher: arXiv.org
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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