An experimental evaluation of sender-side TCP enhancements for wired-to-wireless paths: a real-world home WLAN case study

Ritesh Taank*, Xiao Hong Peng

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Abstract

In this paper we evaluate the performances of recently proposed sender-side TCP enhancements designed to alleviate TCP's deficiencies over wired-to-wireless paths. Our goal is to compare the performances of the legacy TCP RENO, CUBIC, HYBLA, VENO, and WESTWOOD+, which are available to researchers via pluggable congestion control algorithms in the recent Linux v2.6 kernels. We conducted experiments over a custom-built wired-to-wireless testbed consisting of a real-world infrastructure WLAN within a home environment, and a Linux server with real implementations of the various TCP algorithms. Our focus is on the achieved endto- end TCP throughputs and transfer times for small, medium, and large data transfers from the fixed TCP server to a last-hop wireless client. We also present insights of the average TCP RTO timer values for each TCP algorithm during the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, the IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2009
PublisherIEEE
Pages323-330
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3638-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2009 - Bradford, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 May 200929 May 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference Publications
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Conference

Conference2009 International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBradford
Period26/05/0929/05/09

Keywords

  • TCP
  • testbed
  • wired-to-wireless networks

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    Taank, R., & Peng, X. H. (2009). An experimental evaluation of sender-side TCP enhancements for wired-to-wireless paths: a real-world home WLAN case study. In Proceedings, the IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2009 (pp. 323-330). (IEEE Conference Publications). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2009.51