Airtime in wireless communication
08-08-2019 09:13 PM
My Question is:
At wireless core, communication is half duplex because only 1 device can send packet at one time. My first question is very very simple but i need a pure technical authorative answer for my own curiosity
- Assuming we have 2 or more clients, what determines how much transmit time each client gets ? meaning, how much time does client 1 gets to transmit ?
- Based on above's answer, i may need to ask, is there anyway client 1 can starve client 2 and client 3 but not giving them any chance to transmit at all ? does it happens ?
Re: Airtime in wireless communication
08-08-2019 09:21 PM
1. A very technical discussion of that is here: https://www.cwnp.com/uploads/802-11_arbitration.pdf
2. I have seen clients dominate the medium when they are closer to the access point, because their packets are more likely to be successfully transmitted. I have never seen any clients that are not able to transmit at all, however..
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