Bandwidth Reservation On Wireless Networks with RTS/CTS Signalling

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Guimarães, Rafael Paoliello; Cerdà, Llorenç (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Computer Architecture Department, Jordi Girona 1-3, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain)

There is a growing number of applications that nowadays need Quality of Service guarantees in order to provide their services correctly. Among these applications, we may cite Voice over IP, video-conference, video-on-demand etc. More recently, the spread of wireless networks, and more precisely, ad-hoc networks brought the attention to the need of a mechanism that enables these kinds of services to run properly in such networks. This paper presents a mechanism to provide flow-based Quality of Service on the top of 802.11-based wireless networks taking into account the use of RTS/CTS signalling.