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TCP Performance in Multi-Hop Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges and Solution

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Executive Summary

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) performance over multi-hop wireless networks is currently attracting considerable interest from the research community. The characteristics of multi-hop wireless networks, such as mobility, link layer contention, high bit error rate, asymmetric path, network partition, hidden exposed nodes and dynamic routing, do not fit the requirements of TCP for a good reliable data delivery. Here, the authors want to provide an overview of the research progress in applying TCP algorithms to the problem of multi-hop conditions and characteristics.

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