Policing 802.11 MAC Misbehaviours

Paul Patras, Hessan Feghhi, David Malone, Douglas Leith

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Abstract / Description of output

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1728-1742
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Issue number7
Early online date14 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


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