Abstract

As the need to remain connected increases, more and more people are turning to wireless mesh networks because they reduce the need for network infrastructure. Unfortunately, TCP does not perform well in such networks. HxH, an alternate protocol, has shown great promise in simulations, but since it relies on exploiting passive feedback, real measurements are needed to determine how effective the protocol really is. This thesis uses a measurement study on a wireless mesh network to characterize the performance of the HxH protocol in real-world networks. Several aspects of the HxH protocol do in fact perform well on real networks, but the high rate of packet loss renders other aspects of the protocol ineffective.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

2010-02-09

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3375

Keywords

wireless mesh network, transport protocol, measurement study, ad-hoc network, TCP

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