Abstract

When used in a wireless mesh network, TCP has shortcomings in the areas of throughput and fairness among traffic flows. Several methods have been proposed to deal with TCP's weakness in a wireless mesh, but most have been evaluated with simulations rather than experimentally. We evaluate several major enhancements to TCP – pacing, conservative windows, and delayed ACKs – to determine whether they improve performance or fairness in a mesh network operating in the BYU Computer Science building. We also draw conclusions about the effectiveness of wireless network simulators based on the accuracy of reported simulation results.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2012-03-05

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5012

Keywords

Wireless mesh, transport protocols, experimental evaluation, TCP, simulations

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