Efficient Internet Traffic Delivery over Wireless Networks

Rami G. Mukhtar*, Stephen V. Hanly, Lachlan L H Andrew

*Corresponding author for this work

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The high demand for wireless Internet connectivity has driven the development of highly efficient radio link technologies. However, their performance can be compromised by inadvertent interactions with the higher-layer TCP flow control protocol. Maximizing the performance of wireless links requires that mechanisms operating at every layer of the protocol stack interact efficiently. This article provides a brief tutorial of some of these radio link enhancements. It then outlines how higher-layer flow control protocols should behave, and provides techniques for taming the behavior of TCP, to ensure that the performance of lower-layer enhancements is not compromised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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