Evaluating the Effect of Ad Hoc Routing on TCP Performance in IEEE 802.11 Based MANETs

  • Evgeny Osipov
  • Christian Tschudin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4003)


In this paper we analyze the impact of different ad hoc routing schemes on TCP traffic in multihop ad hoc wireless networks. Our hypothesis is that beyond a certain network size the uncontrolled broadcast transmission of routing messages will seriously degrade the performance of the TCP protocol. We experimentally determine the admissible operation ranges of MANETs where the level of such degradation is still acceptable for end users.


Packet Loss Packet Delivery Ratio Forwarding Node Route Maintenance Forwarding Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evgeny Osipov
    • 1
  • Christian Tschudin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Wireless NetworksRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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