MAC Management Information Base

The IEEE 802.11 management information base (MIB) can be construed as an SNMP Managed object with several configuration controls, option selectors, counters, and status indicators. These different attributes permit an external management agent to determine the status and configuration of an IEEE 802.11 station, as well as gauge its performance and tune its operation. The MIB in a station comprises two major sections, one for the MAC and one for the PHY. The focus of this section however will be on the MAC MIB. The MAC MIB is a collection of attributes arranged in tabular format, which together coordinate matters that are related to a single MAC function.

The MAC MIB consists of two sets of attributes: the station ...

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