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Efficiency of Loss Differentiation Algorithms in 802.11 Wireless Networks

  • Stephane Lohier
  • Yacine Ghamri Doudane
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4267)

Abstract

Loss Differentiation Algorithms (LDA) are currently used to deter-mine the cause of packet losses with an aim of improving TCP performance over wireless networks. In this work, we are interested in the distinction between losses due to interferences on 802.11 links from those due to congestions. To this end, we compare different LDA schemes existing in the literature and a proposal of a cross-layer LDA which use MAC parameters. The efficiency of our solution is then demonstrated through simulations.

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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephane Lohier
    • 1
  • Yacine Ghamri Doudane
    • 2
  1. 1.LIP6 – University of Paris VIParisFrance
  2. 2.IIE-CNAMEvryFrance

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