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This paper describes a novel control strategy aimed at achieving good performance over an unreliable communication network affected by packet loss and variable transmission delays. The key ingredient in the method described here is to use the large data packet frame size of typical modern communication protocols to transmit control sequences which cover multiple data-dropout and delay scenarios. Stability and performance of the resultant scheme are addressed under nominal networked conditions. Simulations verify that the strategy performs exceptionally well under realistic conditions with noise and unmeasured disturbances.