A Study of Transport Protocols for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Sudeep Thepade1, Rik Kamal Kumar Das2
1Dr. Sudeep Thepade, Department of Computer Science, Pune University, PCCOE, Pune, India.
2Rik Kamal Kumar Das, Department of Information Technology, Svkm Nmims Deemed University, Mumbai, India.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on March 31, 2012. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2012. | PP: 51-56 | Volume-1 Issue-4, April 2012 | Retrieval Number: D0248031412/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Ad hoc network is infrastructure less. Each individual node in an ad hoc network must be capable of acting as a host and as a router. The benefits of ad hoc architecture leads to self-reconfiguration and adaptability to highly variable mobile characteristics such as power and transmission conditions, traffic distributions, and load balancing. These benefits come at a cost. Randomness of network topology due to node mobility in ad hoc networks create new challenges, which, together with the local broadcast capability, causes a set of apprehensions relating to medium access control protocol issues, routing and forwarding issues, transport protocol issues and security issues. 
Keywords: Transport Protocol, MAC, Routing, TCP, Security