A Comparative Study on Responding Methods for TCP’s Fast Recovery in Wireless Networks

  • Mi-Young Park
  • Sang-Hwa Chung
  • Kyeong-Ae Shin
  • Guangjie Han
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 151)


When TCP operates in wireless networks, it suffers severe performance degradation because TCP’s fast retransmit/fast recovery (FR/FR) is often triggered regardless of congestion when a packet is lost due to wireless transmission errors. Although several loss differentiation schemes have been proposed to distinguish the cause of triggered FR/FRs, there has been a little try to find out an appropriate responding method to utilize the detection information of a LDA. In this paper, we observe the relationship between a responding method and TCP’s performance, and investigate the best way to respond to the FR/FRs non-related to congestion in order to improve TCP’s performance to the max. Our experiment results emphasize the importance of the responding method, which is overlooked in previous works, and suggest the best response for the FR/FRs non-related to congestion.


Packet Loss Packet Loss Rate Round Trip Time Transport Control Protocol Congestion Avoidance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mi-Young Park
    • 1
  • Sang-Hwa Chung
    • 1
  • Kyeong-Ae Shin
    • 2
  • Guangjie Han
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer EngineeringPusan National UniversitySouth Korea
  2. 2.Dept. of Medical Information SystemDongju College UniversitySouth Korea
  3. 3.Dept. of Information & Communication SystemHohai UniversityP.R. China

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