Date Added: Jan 2012
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is the dominating end-to-end transport layer protocol which provides secure and reliable data transfer together with some other protocols in the protocol stack. Its performance is good in wired networks where packet losses are due to congestion. Recent works in transport protocols for ad-hoc networks have investigated the impact of ad-hoc network characteristics on TCP's performance, and proposed schemes that help TCP overcome the negative impact of such characteristics as random wireless loss and mobility. If standard TCP is applied on wireless networks its performance degrades.