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1 20 – Collision Avoidance, 802.11 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-1

2 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-2 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN r 802.11b m 2.4-5 GHz unlicensed radio spectrum m up to 11 Mbps m direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) in physical layer m widely deployed, using base stations r 802.11a m 5-6 GHz range m up to 54 Mbps r 802.11g m 2.4-5 GHz range m up to 54 Mbps All use CSMA/CA for multiple access All have base-station and ad-hoc network versions

3 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-3 802.11 LAN architecture r wireless host communicates with base station m base station = access point (AP) r Basic Service Set (BSS) (aka “cell”) in infrastructure mode contains: m wireless hosts m access point (AP): base station m ad hoc mode: hosts only BSS 1 BSS 2 Internet hub, switch or router AP

4 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-4 802.11: Channels, association r 802.11b: 2.4GHz-2.485GHz spectrum divided into 11 channels at different frequencies m AP admin chooses frequency for AP m interference possible: channel can be same as that chosen by neighboring AP! r host: must associate with an AP m scans channels, listening for beacon frames containing AP’s name (SSID) and MAC address m selects AP to associate with m may perform authentication [Chapter 8] m will typically run DHCP to get IP address in AP’s subnet

5 6-5 IEEE 802.11: multiple access r avoid collisions: 2 + nodes transmitting at same time r 802.11: CSMA - sense before transmitting m don’t collide with ongoing transmission by other node r 802.11: no collision detection! m difficult to receive (sense collisions) when transmitting due to weak received signals (fading) m can’t sense all collisions in any case: hidden terminal, fading m transmitter is turned off to conserve power m goal: avoid collisions: CSMA/C(ollision)A(voidance) A B C A B C A’s signal strength space C’s signal strength

6 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-6 IEEE 802.11 MAC Protocol: CSMA/CA 802.11 sender 1 if sense channel idle for DIFS (Distributed Inter-Frame Space) then - transmit entire frame (no CD) 2 if sense channel busy then - start random backoff time - timer counts down while channel idle - transmit when timer expires - if no ACK, increase random backoff interval, repeat 2 802.11 receiver - if frame received OK return ACK after SIFS (Short Inter- Frame Space) (ACK needed due to hidden terminal problem) sender receiver DIFS data SIFS ACK

7 Collision Detection vs. Collision Avoidance CD r In CD, the node transmits as soon as it senses the channel to be idle r Listen and abort if needed r No ACK CA r In CA, the node waits DIFS period of time after sensing the channel to be idle m Also, waits random backoff value before attempting to re-transmit r Transmit entire frame r ACK sent by the receiver 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-7

8 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-8

9 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-9 Avoiding collisions (optional scheme ) idea: allow sender to “reserve” channel rather than random access of data frames: avoid collisions of long data frames r sender first transmits small request-to-send (RTS) packets to BS using CSMA m RTSs may still collide with each other (but they’re short) r BS broadcasts clear-to-send CTS in response to RTS r RTS heard by all nodes m sender transmits data frame m other stations defer transmissions r Solves the hidden terminal problem Avoid data frame collisions completely using small reservation packets!

10 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-10 Collision Avoidance: RTS-CTS exchange AP A B time RTS(A) RTS(B) RTS(A) CTS(A) DATA (A) ACK(A) reservation collision defer

11 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-11 frame control duration address 1 address 2 address 4 address 3 payloadCRC 226662 6 0 - 2312 4 seq control 802.11 frame: addressing Address 2: MAC address of wireless host or AP transmitting this frame Address 1: MAC address of wireless host or AP to receive this frame Address 3: MAC address of router interface to which AP is attached Address 4: used only in ad hoc mode

12 6: Wireless and Mobile Networks6-12 Internet router AP H1 R1 AP MAC addr H1 MAC addr R1 MAC addr address 1 address 2 address 3 802.11 frame R1 MAC addr H1 MAC addr dest. address source address 802.3 frame 802.11 frame: addressing

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