Investigation into TCP congestion control performance for a wireless ISP

J. Lillis, L. Guan, X. G. Wang, A. Grigg, W. Dargie

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Abstract

Wireless technology and devices are becoming ever more pervasive and embedded in our lives. In particular, wireless access to the internet is defining the way that we learn, work and socialize. The primary motivation for undertaking this investigation was the author's involvement in a community broadband project. The contributions of the paper have real impacts for industry and the results of this investigation have been used to provide recommendations to a community wireless internet provider and highlight the wider impact on the UK broadband network. Five major contributions have been achieved: (1) Results from both wired and wireless scenarios are critically evaluated and then concluded; (2) Accurate simulations of 802.11b network in NS2 are validated with live network tests; (3) Evidence is given through both simulation and real network tests to show that current TCP standards are inefficient on wireless networks; (4) A new TCP congestion control algorithm is proposed as well as an outline for a fresh approach; (5) Industry reactions are then given to recommendations for network changes as a result of this investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer and Information Science 2009
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages285-294
Number of pages10
Volume208
ISBN (Print)9783642012082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume208
ISSN (Print)1860949X

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Congestion control (communication)
Internet
Broadband networks
Wireless networks
Industry

Keywords

  • Performance and QoS
  • TCP congestion control
  • Wired and wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Lillis, J., Guan, L., Wang, X. G., Grigg, A., & Dargie, W. (2009). Investigation into TCP congestion control performance for a wireless ISP. In Computer and Information Science 2009 (Vol. 208, pp. 285-294). (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 208). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01209-9_26

Investigation into TCP congestion control performance for a wireless ISP. / Lillis, J.; Guan, L.; Wang, X. G.; Grigg, A.; Dargie, W.

Computer and Information Science 2009. Vol. 208 Springer Verlag, 2009. p. 285-294 (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 208).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Lillis, J, Guan, L, Wang, XG, Grigg, A & Dargie, W 2009, Investigation into TCP congestion control performance for a wireless ISP. in Computer and Information Science 2009. vol. 208, Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 208, Springer Verlag, pp. 285-294. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01209-9_26
Lillis J, Guan L, Wang XG, Grigg A, Dargie W. Investigation into TCP congestion control performance for a wireless ISP. In Computer and Information Science 2009. Vol. 208. Springer Verlag. 2009. p. 285-294. (Studies in Computational Intelligence). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01209-9_26
Lillis, J. ; Guan, L. ; Wang, X. G. ; Grigg, A. ; Dargie, W. / Investigation into TCP congestion control performance for a wireless ISP. Computer and Information Science 2009. Vol. 208 Springer Verlag, 2009. pp. 285-294 (Studies in Computational Intelligence).
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