A link layer adaptive pacing scheme for improving throughput of transport protocols in wireless mesh networks

Antony Franklin C Siva Ram Murthy
In this paper, we study the performance of a static multihop wireless network, specifically that of the backhaul network of a two-tier Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) operating on IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol. The performance of an IEEE 802.11 based backhaul network is greatly affected by the MAC contention and congestion in the network. If the sources pump data into the network than can be supported, loss rate increases due to MAC contention and congestion in the network. This also leads to the problem of ...