XIAN (Cross-layer Interface for wireless Ad hoc Networks) is a generic interface for experimenting cross-layer designs with legacy 802.11 networking cards using the MadWifi driver on Linux plateforms. The code is freely accessibe under the GPL license.

XIAN can be used as a service by other network layers or system components to access information about configuration and performance of MAC/PHY layers. The interface is fully implemented and is available for Linux over the MadWifi 802.11 driver.

Contributions to this project are welcome, they can be done in collaboration with the XIAN core developement team.

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