Mobile Networks and Management. 5th International Conference, MONAMI 2013, Cork, Ireland, September 23-25, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Multipath Algorithms and Strategies to Improve TCP Performance over Wireless Mesh Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_2,
        author={David G\^{o}mez and Carlos Rabad\^{a}n and Pablo Garrido and Ram\^{o}n Ag\'{y}ero},
        title={Multipath Algorithms and Strategies to Improve TCP Performance over Wireless Mesh Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. 5th International Conference, MONAMI 2013, Cork, Ireland, September 23-25, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={Wireless Mesh Networks Multipath Routing Algorithms MPTCP Multi-homed devices},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_2}
    }
    
  • David Gómez
    Carlos Rabadán
    Pablo Garrido
    Ramón Agüero
    Year: 2014
    Multipath Algorithms and Strategies to Improve TCP Performance over Wireless Mesh Networks
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_2
David Gómez1,*, Carlos Rabadán1,*, Pablo Garrido1,*, Ramón Agüero1,*
  • 1: Universidad de Cantabria
*Contact email: dgomez@tlmat.unican.es, carlos.rabadan@alumnos.unican.es, pablo.garrido@alumnos.unican.es, ramon@tlmat.unican.es

Abstract

The remarkable growth at the worldwide wireless device sales, together with the cost reduction of the subjacent technologies, has lead to a situation in which most of this type of terminals carry more than one interface to access the network, through potentially different radio access technologies. This fact has fostered the interest of the research community to address new solutions to exploit the possibility of launching multiple simultaneous transmissions through multiple interfaces. In this work we evaluate three different routing algorithms (, and disjoint) that aim to discover the optimal route configuration of disjoint paths over a wireless mesh network. We use the obtained results to evaluate, by means of simulation, the performance of the MultiPath TCP (MPTCP) protocol, which allows the simultaneous delivery of traffic across multiple paths, showing that the aggregated performance is significatively higher than the one achieved by the traditional single-path and single-flow TCP.