Issues with wireless 802.11 networks

Gray, Benjamin (2006) Issues with wireless 802.11 networks. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

Wireless networking is a relatively new technology that is rapidly replacing conventional
wired network infrastructure. Whilst wireless technology has dramatically increased
the portability of computer networks, it has come with a performance cost. There
are inherent problems due to the nature of wireless transmission and to the imperfect
implementation of the Transmission Control Protocol for non-wired networks.
For a great portion of the development of the TCP protocol, wired networks were
the de facto networking standard. As a result, the TCP protocol’s algorithms and
parameters have been optimised to suit wired networks and the implementation for
wireless networks is far from perfect. A considerable improvement in performance may
be possible if the parameters / algorithms of the TCP protocol are modified in a way
that better suits the nature of wireless networks.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless 802.11; network; transport control protocol (TCP); internet protocol (IP); nodes; quality of service (QoS); wide area network (WAN); local area network (LAN)
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2460

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