International Journal on Computer Science and Technology (IJCST)
Providing efficient transport services over multi-hop ad hoc networks is a fundamental building block for this wireless technology. Existing network transport protocols such as TCP and UDP have limitations when fitting into new technologies includes, e.g., increased heterogeneity and mobility. The TCP protocol exhibits poor performance in multi-hop Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs). The ultimate reason for this is that MANETs behave in a significantly different way from traditional wired networks, like the Internet, for which TCP was originally designed.