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It is desirable to be able to combine ease of implementation of a network with the ability to analyze the properties of the network. In order to address this we present a MAC protocol where the network acts as a FIFO, and examine the resulting properties of the network using both a theoretical study of the waiting times and a simulation experiment. It turns out that this type of protocol would allows us to achieve real-time guarantees for an event-triggered system, as well as controlled jitter for message delivery. Further, temporal composability, and how to design a system using FIFO networking, is discussed.