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.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Larsen, Timothy Scott, "Studying the Performance of Wireless Mesh Networks Using the HxH Transport Control Protocol" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. 1992.
wireless mesh network, transport protocol, measurement study, ad-hoc network, TCP