Spurious TCP Timeouts in 802.11 Networks

Malone, David and Leith, Douglas J. and Aggarwal, Anshuman and Dangerfield, Ian (2008) Spurious TCP Timeouts in 802.11 Networks. In: Proceedings of the 6th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization Wiopt 2008, 1-3 April 2008 , Berlin, Germany.

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In this paper, we investigate spurious TCP timeouts in 802.11 wireless networks. Though timeouts can be a problem for uploads from an 802.11 network, these timeouts are not spurious but are caused by a bottleneck at the access point. Once this bottleneck is removed, we find that spurious timeouts are rare, even in the face of large changes in numbers of active stations or PHY rate.

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Keywords: Transport protocols; Wireless LAN; 802.11 wireless networks; Wi-Fi networks; Spurious TCP timeouts;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1474
Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2009 16:38
Refereed: Yes

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