An enhancement scheme for TCP over mobile ad hoc networks

Jin Hee Choi, See Hwan Yoo, Chuck Yoo

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In a Mobile Ad Hoc Network, temporary link failures and route changes occur frequently. With the assumption that all packet losses are due to congestion, TCP performs poorly in such an environment. This paper proposes a new mechanism called TSR, TCP-aware Source Routing, which can improve TCP performance in wireless ad hoc networks. TSR adds a hold state to an existing routing protocol to reduce consecutive timeouts, retransmissions, and out-of-ordered packets in TCP. In our simulation study, TSR achieves up to a 60% improvement in performance, without requiring any TCP stacks in end systems to be modified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1522-1526
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event57th IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2003) - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Apr 222003 Apr 25


  • Ad hoc network
  • DSR
  • Performance evaluation
  • Routing protocol
  • TCP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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