Throughput and fairness of multiple TCP connections in wireless networks

Zhou, Hong and Leis, John W. and Hoang, Doan and Nhan, Phuong (2004) Throughput and fairness of multiple TCP connections in wireless networks. In: 3rd Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing (WITSP2004), 20-22 Dec 2004, Adelaide, South Australia.

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TCP suffers from poor throughput performance in wireless networks. Furthermore, when multiple TCP connections compete at the base station, link errors and congestion lead to serious unfairness among the connections. Although the issue of TCP performance in wireless networks has attracted significant attention, most reports focus only on TCP throughput and assume that there is only a single connection in a congestion-free network. This paper studies the throughput and fairness of popular improvement mechanisms (the Snoop [8] and ELN [5]) and TCP variants with multiple TCP connections. Simulation results show that the improvement mechanisms under investigation are effective to improve TCP throughput in a wireless network. However, they cannot provide fairness among multiple TCP connections. From the studies presented, it is concluded that mechanisms to enhance TCP fairness are needed in wireless networks

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. IEEE South Australian Chapter of Signal Processing and Communications Societies.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 04:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer networks; TCP; wireless networks
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services

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