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    Achieving End-to-end Fairness in 802.11e Based Wireless Multi-Hop Mesh Networks Without Coordination

    Li, Tianji and Leith, Douglas J. and Badarla, Venkataramana and Malone, David and Cao, Qizhi, (2011) Achieving End-to-end Fairness in 802.11e Based Wireless Multi-Hop Mesh Networks Without Coordination. Mobile Networks and Applications, 16 (1). pp. 17-34. ISSN 1572-8153

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    To mitigate the damaging impacts caused by interference and hidden terminals, it has been proposed to use orthogonal channels in wireless multi-hop mesh networks. We demonstrate however that even if these issues are completely eliminated with perfectly assigned channels, gross unfairness can still exist amongst competing flows which traverse multiple hops.We propose the use of 802.11e’s TXOP mechanism to restore/enforce fairness. The proposed scheme is simple, implementable using off-the-shelf devices and fully decentralised (requires no message passing).

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article.
    Keywords: Medium access control; MAC; Transmission control protocol; TCP: Wireless mesh networks; IEEE 802.11; IEEE 802.11e; Max-min fairness; Hamilton Institute.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 1895
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    Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 11:11
    Journal or Publication Title: Mobile Networks and Applications
    Publisher: Springer Netherlands
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland Grant 03/IN3/I396 , Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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