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Performance Enhancement of TCP Using ECN and Snoop Protocol for Wi-Max Network

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Executive Summary

Providing Internet services over wireless links has grown rapidly in recent years. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) has been performing well over the traditional wired networks where packet losses occur mostly because of congestion, it cannot react efficiently in wireless networks, which suffer from significant non-congestion-related losses due to reasons such as bit errors and handoffs. The paper shows how Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN), Snoop protocol and their combination can be used to improve the performance of TCP in Wi-Max network, ECN will help in congestion control and SNOOP will retransmit the packets that are lost from nodes in between, saving nearly half the retransmission time and avoiding the decreasing in transmission speed.

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