An experimental testbed for evaluating end-to-end TCP performance over wired-to-wireless paths

Ritesh Taank*, Xiao-Hong Peng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Research into the performance issues of TCP over wireless networks has been the focus of much attention in recent years. Specifically, many homes and offices are now fully equipped with WLAN technologies enabling users and devices to connect to the Internet that predominantly run over TCP for reliable service delivery. It is therefore a common scenario today for TCP segments originating from a TCP server in the Internet to traverse a wireless link in the last-hop portion of the connection on its way to a wireless TCP client. We present an experimental testbed that allows researchers to experiment with real TCP implementations over a real-world last-hop IEEE 802.11 WLAN, capturing the true end-to-end behaviour of TCP connections over an emulated Internet. Also, the results obtained from the testbed allowed us to establish the distribution of 802.11 frame losses in a real-world WLAN, which may be insightful to research in the area of packet-loss control techniques such as erasure control coding. The testbed and our initial results are a step forward in making TCP more robust for future wireless environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008
Pages523-527
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2008
Event2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jan 200812 Jan 2008

Conference

Conference2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period10/01/0812/01/08

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Testbeds
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Internet
Packet loss
Telecommunication links
Wireless networks
Servers
Experiments

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Taank, R., & Peng, X-H. (2008). An experimental testbed for evaluating end-to-end TCP performance over wired-to-wireless paths. In 2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008 (pp. 523-527). [4446420] https://doi.org/10.1109/ccnc08.2007.122
Taank, Ritesh ; Peng, Xiao-Hong. / An experimental testbed for evaluating end-to-end TCP performance over wired-to-wireless paths. 2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008. 2008. pp. 523-527
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Taank R, Peng X-H. An experimental testbed for evaluating end-to-end TCP performance over wired-to-wireless paths. In 2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008. 2008. p. 523-527. 4446420 https://doi.org/10.1109/ccnc08.2007.122