TCP selective negative acknowledgment over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks

Rung Shiang Cheng, Hui-Tang Lin

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Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of the TCP transport protocol over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. A wireless link is generally characterized by high transmission errors and a varying latency. The erratic packet losses and poor bandwidth utilization which occur as a result limit the TCP's performance, resulting in a curbing of the flow of segments on the TCP connection and a corresponding degradation of the network performance. This paper examines the effects of the 802.11 characteristics on the TCP performance and proposes a scheme to improve the performance of TCP over wireless links. A novel acknowledgement scheme, SNACK, is introduced and a series of ns-2 based simulations are performed to compare its performance against that of other TCP schemes. The simulation results confirm that SNACK provides a better performance than other conventional TCP implementations in 802.11 wireless networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventInternational Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06 - Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 162006 Jul 18

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06

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OtherInternational Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06
CountryUnited States
CitySilicon Valley, CA
Period06-07-1606-07-18

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Telecommunication links
Wireless networks
Packet loss
Network performance
Bandwidth
Network protocols
Degradation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Cheng, R. S., & Lin, H-T. (2006). TCP selective negative acknowledgment over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. In International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06 [1690568] (International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNS.2006.107
Cheng, Rung Shiang ; Lin, Hui-Tang. / TCP selective negative acknowledgment over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06. 2006. (International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06).
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Cheng, RS & Lin, H-T 2006, TCP selective negative acknowledgment over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. in International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06., 1690568, International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06, International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06, Silicon Valley, CA, United States, 06-07-16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNS.2006.107

TCP selective negative acknowledgment over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. / Cheng, Rung Shiang; Lin, Hui-Tang.

International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06. 2006. 1690568 (International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06).

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Cheng RS, Lin H-T. TCP selective negative acknowledgment over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. In International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06. 2006. 1690568. (International Conference on Networking and Services 2006, ICNS'06). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNS.2006.107