beaconing

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beaconing

(1) In a Wi-Fi network, the continuous transmission of small packets (beacons) that advertise the presence of the base station (see SSID broadcast).

(2) A continuous signaling of an error condition in a token ring network such as FDDI. It allows the network administrator to locate the faulty node. See beacon removal.
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Through 1-hop neighborhood the route path is selected and the nodes position are monitored by setting predefined threshold values and if it exceeds the value beacon packets are sent to the neighboring nodes to update their neighbor list to maintain their local topology.