Buffer Sizing for TCP Flows in 802.11e WLANs

Li, Tianji and Leith, Douglas J. (2008) Buffer Sizing for TCP Flows in 802.11e WLANs. IEEE Communications Letters, 12 (3). pp. 216-218. ISSN 1089-7798

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We consider the task of sizing buffers for TCP flows in 802.11e WLANs. A number of fundamental new issues arise compared to wired networks. These include that the mean service rate is dependent on the level of channel contention and packet inter-service times vary stochastically due to the random nature of CSMA/CA operation. We find that these considerations lead naturally to a requirement for adaptation of buffer sizes in response to changing network conditions.

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Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1203
Identification Number: 10.1109/LCOMM.2008.071882
Depositing User: Tianji Li
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 14:18
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Letters
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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