Medium access protocol for wireless local area network

  • US 5,422,887 A
  • Filed: 06/09/1994
  • Issued: 06/06/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/27/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wireless local area network, comprising:

  • a server station; and

    a client station which communicates with said server station,wherein said server station includes (1) means for broadcasting a first frame of information, (2) means for deferring, during a predetermined time period, broadcasting of a second frame of information, said predetermined time period (a) beginning at a point in time immediately after completion of broadcast of the first frame, and (b) being calculated to allow said client station to gain access to the network, and (3) means for broadcasting the second frame, andwherein said client station includes means for deferring broadcasting of a third frame of information by said client station (a) during broadcasting of the first frame by said server station, and (b) during a first random time period which begins at the point in time immediately after completion of broadcast of the first frame.

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