TCP in MANET : Challenges and Solutions
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a reliable transmission control protocol. One of primary elements of TCP is to transmit information in a secured way over a system. To this end, TCP utilizes a congestion control mechanism. In the TCP congestion control mechanism, congestion occurring during data transmission is detected from a data packet loss to directly control a data throughput at a sender side and lost data packets are then retransmitted. The important problem in most of wireless networks like mobile ad hoc networks is that TCP was originally designed for wired networks, but has subsequently been used for wireless networks.