By Topic

Throughput performance of transport-layer protocols over wireless LANs

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
DeSimone, A. ; AT&T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA ; Mooi Choo Chuah ; On-Ching Yue

Considers the performance of transport-layer protocols over networks where one of the links is wireless. A reliable transport protocol is responsible for end-to-end data integrity, and will retransmit lost or errored data. Compared to a link over copper or fiber, a wireless link will have a much higher error rate. Link-layer retransmissions can reduce the error rate on the radio link, but the interaction of link-layer retransmission with end-to-end retransmission can be complicated. The authors have investigated, via analytic, numerical and simulation techniques, the end-to-end effects of link-layer retransmissions in the presence of a reliable end-to-end transport protocol. The results identify the mechanisms affecting end-to-end performance when retransmissions are used to get better error performance on a link. They quantify the increased load on the link due to competing retransmission strategies, and, for a transport protocol modeled on TCP, they identify the region of loss rates where link-layer retransmissions have the undesirable effects of both reducing end-to-end throughput and increasing link utilization in the network segment where bandwidth is the most expensive

Published in:

Global Telecommunications Conference, 1993, including a Communications Theory Mini-Conference. Technical Program Conference Record, IEEE in Houston. GLOBECOM '93., IEEE

Date of Conference:

29 Nov-2 Dec 1993