Highlighting the Effects of joint MAC Layer Misbehavior and Virtual Link Attack in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Soufiene Djahel, Farid Naït-Abdesselam, Faraz Ahsan

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Abstract

In wireless ad hoc networks, employing the IEEE 802.11 technology, access to the wireless medium is scheduled according to the CSMA/CA protocol. This protocol was designed with the assumption that nodes would follow properly its operation and never deviate from it. However, it is common to have selfish nodes that may choose to disobey this protocol in order to either gain more bandwidth or degrade the network performance. In this paper we analyze and quantify the impact of each misbehaving technique on the network performance using extensive simulations. We emphasize on the propagation of MAC layer misbehavior effects to the higher layers, particularly to the routing layer, in a pure ad hoc environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages756-763
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781424438068
ISBN (Print)9781424438075
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications - Rabat, Morocco
Duration: 10 May 200913 May 2009
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2161-5322
ISSN (Electronic)2161-5330

Conference

Conference7th IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications
Abbreviated titleAICCSA-2009
Country/TerritoryMorocco
CityRabat
Period10/05/0913/05/09

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