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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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Integrated Neighbor Discovery and Link Estimation Protocols with Adaptive Beaconing Rate Adjustment.
In order to adjust the beaconing interval of the individual nodes, in ANI-SB every node initializes its beaconing rate upon reception of the first beacon message from one of its neighboring nodes according to time difference between the time it starts the network initialization process and the reception time of the first received beacon message from that particular neighboring node.
Therefore, every node should be aware about the number of beacons that each of its neighboring nodes wants to broadcast in order to calculate the beaconing interval of that particular neighboring node.
When testing beaconing protocol, most problems are observed when devices join and leave the group.
Beaconing plays an essential role in ensuring coexistence between these devices whether they are based on Wireless USB, Wireless IP, or Bluetooth.