In the 802.11 MAC, there are several parameters such as the RTS/CTS threshold, Binary Backoff timers and NAV (Network Allocation Vector) timers to name a few.
Is it possible to obtain information about these parameters in real time at the application layer? In other words, let's say that there's a computer that is receiving data via a Wifi chipset. Is it possible for an application running on the computer to access information about the NAV timer (for example) in real time, and then make decisions accordingly? Or is it that such decisions can only be made at the MAC layer?