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Weighted RED (WTRED) strategy for TCP congestion control

Hamadneh, N., Murray, D., Dixon, M. and Cole, P. (2011) Weighted RED (WTRED) strategy for TCP congestion control. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 252 (Part 2). pp. 421-434.

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This work presents the Weighted Random Early Detection (WTRED) strategy for congestion handling in TCP networks. The strategy dynamically adjusts RED's maximum threshold, minimum threshold and weight parameters to increase network performance. This work describes RED and FRED implementations and highlights their disadvantages. Using the NS-2 simulator, we compare WTRED with these classic congestion control strategies. The simulation results demonstrate the shortcomings of RED and FRED. The results also show that WTRED achieves greater link utilization and throughput than RED and FRED.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 2011 Springer-Verlag
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