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Request to send/Clear to send (RTS/CTS)

Request to send/Clear to send (RTS/CTS) - A mechanism that performs a NAV distribution and helps to prevent collisions from occurring. This NAV distribution reserves the medium prior to the transmission of the data frame. RTS/CTS can be used to discover hidden node problems. RTS/CTS is one of the two protection mechanisms used in mixed-mode environment

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