RTS/CTS sequence is skipped for data frames having length less than the threshold value.
• RTS/CTS sequence helps to reduce collisions. However, it also causes delay and consumes channel resources.
• Therefore, the wireless station uses RTS/CTS sequence to reserve the channel only for the transmission of a long DATA frame.
• Each wireless station sets an RTS threshold. Wireless station uses an RTS/CTS sequence, only when the frame is longer than the threshold value.
The statement, “It is necessary to send an RTS frame first and receive a corresponding CTS frame before an 802.11 station transmits a data frame” is False.
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