Networking

The Performance of a Packet Pairing TCP Modification in Networks With Lossy Links

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Executive Summary

In general, communication protocols, starting from the network layer, should be independent of the underlying transmission media. The same principle applies to the existing Internet architecture based on the TCP/IP protocol suite that was designed to run over wired media four decades ago. However, the advent of the wireless network technologies has posited the need for revision of the TCP/IP protocols, namely through modifications and/or enhancements in order to meet the performance challenges and demands, congestion management being one, warranted by the physical characteristics of the transmission milieu.

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