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clear to send (CTS)

  1. Clear to Send(CTS) is an interface control signal. It is part of the modem control in handshake operation as well as the access authorization in the CSMA/CA procedure. In this procedure, which is also used in WLANs according to 802.11, the station that has a transmission request sends a Ready to Send (RTS). If the transmission path to the receiver is free, it receives a CTS packet in response.

  2. In WLANs 802.11, the Ready to Send (CTS) is used

    in

    conjunction

    with the

    previous Request to Send (RTS) by the base station

    to

    grant the requesting station

    permission to transmit.802.11g uses a corresponding procedure to ensure compatibility with devices according to 802.11b. A CTS packet is sent before the actual transmission, which the 802.11b clients can follow.

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Englisch: clear to send - CTS
Updated at: 21.10.2011
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