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This paper proposes a joint adaptive rate selection and power control algorithm for broadband TDMA/TDM wireless networks. The proposed algorithm is a modified, enhanced, and more robust version of the selective power control with active link protection (SPC-ALP) algorithm proposed for adaptive transmission rate and power control in CDMA networks [R.Jantti and S. Kim, 2000]. Unlike SPC-ALP, the proposed algorithm uses adaptive coding and modulation (instead of variable spreading gain) for transmission rate control. In addition, the proposed algorithm is different in two aspects; the first one is the inclusion of the cochannel interferer assistance mode, while the second one is the use of the signal quality as a criterion for user removal. Results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms SPC-ALP in terms of the net throughput and signal quality measures such as the outage probability and frame error rate. Channel reallocation is also studied and found to be very effective in enhancing the system performance particularly at low to medium loading.