The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
In this paper, the authors present an overview of how TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) can be adapted to ad hoc networks. TCP was originally designed to provide reliable end to end delivery. To adapt TCP over the mobile ad hoc Networks, it is necessary to classify and identify the losses. Network congestion is not the only reason for loss in ad hoc networks. TCP can be affected by the mobility of the nodes, route failures, wireless channel contention and unfairness. This paper compares and examines the main approaches which would help in adapting TCP to mobile ad hoc networks environment.