Lecture 10: Wireless TCP

February 23, 2001


The next few lectures we are moving up to TCP. While the network layer may have attempted to hide the mobility from upper layers (through Mobile-IP), its effects are still largely visible to TCP. We will look into the list of problems that are caused by node mobility and wireless links and how other people are dealing with them.

Lecture Notes:


Papers (Required)

  1. H. Balakrishnan, V. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and R. Katz, "A comparison of mechanisms for improving TCP performance over wireless links," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, December 1997.
  2. R. Caceres and L. Iftode, "Improving the performance of reliable transport protocols in mobile computing environments," IEEE JSAC, Vol. 13, No. 5, (Jun 1995), pp. 850-857.
  3. H. Balakrishnan, S. Seshan, E. Amir, and R. Katz, "Improving TCP/IP Performance over Wireless Networks," Proceedings ACM Mobicom'1995.

Other References (Recommended)

  1. Prof. Nitin Vaidya's tutorial on TCP over Wireless Networks and reference list.
  2. S. Dawkins, G. Montenegro, M. Kojo, V. Magret, N. Vaidya, "End-to-end Performance Implications of Links with Errors," IETF Internet-Draft (work in progress).
  3. G. Montenegro, S. Dawkins, M. Kojo, V. Magret, and N. Vaidya, "Long Thin Networks," IETF RFC 2757.
  4. S. Dawkins, G. Montenegro, M. Kojo, and V. Magret, "End-to-end Performance Implications of Slow Links," IETF Internet-Draft (work in progress).

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