The 802.11 standard uses the following three main types of frames:
- Control frames
- Management frames
- Data frames
The IEEE 802.11 standard uses control frames to control access to the medium. The following are the most common control frames:
- Ready (Request) To Send (RTS)
- Clear To Send (CTS)
- Acknowledgement (ACK)
The RTS/CTS function is optional and is employed to prevent frame collisions when hidden STAs have associations with the same AP. The RTS/CTS frame exchange is part of the . . .
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