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What is Medium Access Control (MAC)

Handbook of Research on Wireless Security
A sublayer of the data link layer specified in the seven-layer OSI (open systems interconnection) model. It addresses problems of moving data frames across a shared channel.
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Security in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Bin Lu (West Chester University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-899-4.ch026
Mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a self-configuring and self-maintaining network characterized as dynamic topology, absence of infrastructure, and limited resources. These characteristics introduce security vulnerabilities, as well as difficulty in providing security services to MANETs. Up to date, tremendous research has been done to develop security approaches to MANETs. This work will discuss the existing approaches that have intended to defend against various attacks at different layers. Open challenges are also discussed in the chapter.
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Security and Privacy Approaches for Wireless Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANs & MANs)
The function in IEEE networks that arbitrates use of the network capacity and determines which stations are allowed to use the medium for transmission.
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An Overview of Wireless Network Concepts
For a communication network, the method of determining which station has access to the transmission medium at any time.
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Practical Experiences and Design Considerations on Medium Access Control Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
Medium Access Control refers to the procedure for accessing the shared the medium (wired/wireless) for data communication.
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Hierarchical Wireless Networks of Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications
In a layered network architecture, the layer that contains the set of functions that govern the access to the available medium.
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Satellite-Based Mobile Multiservices Platform
According to the Open System Interconnection (OSI) terminology, an interface between the Physical Layer (PhL) and Logical Link Control (LLC) layers.
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Real-Time Communication Support in IEEE 802.11-Based Wireless Mesh Networks
A sub-layer of data link layer that controls channel access, allowing the communication of several devices over a shared medium.
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