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TCP fairness in 802.11e WLANs

Leith, D. J. and Clifford, P. and Malone, D. and Ng, A. (2005) TCP fairness in 802.11e WLANs. IEEE Communications Letters, 9 (11). pp. 964-966. ISSN 1089-7798

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We investigate the use of the 802.11e MAC EDCF to address transport layer unfairness in WLANs. A simple solution is developed that uses the 802.11e AIFS, TXOP and CWmin parameters to ensure fairness between competing TCP uploads and downloads.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: IEEE 802.11; WLAN; MAC; Protocol; TCP; Unfairness; IEEE standards; Access protocols; Telecommunication standards; Transport protocols; Wireless LAN; AIFS; IEEE 802.11e; EDCF; TCP fairness; TXOP; Transport control protocol; Transport layer; Wireless local area network; CWmin parameter.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1440
Identification Number: 10.1109/LCOMM.2005.11004
Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 15:20
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Letters
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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