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Abstract” I certify that the material contained in this dissertation is my own work and does not contain unreferenced or unacknowledged material. I also warrant that the above statement applies to the implementation of the project and all associated documentation. Regarding the electronically submitted version of this submitted work, I consent to this being stored electronically and copied for assessment purposes, including the Department’s use of plagiarism detection systems in order to check the integrity of assessed work. I agree to my dissertation being placed in the public domain, with my name explicitly included as the author of the work. ” Date: Signed: As new technology is developed, and hardware gets cheaper, computer networks get more and more widespread and more applications are being developed. Networking brings a whole new area of complexity into application design, the need to cope with adverse network conditions is a fundamental problem which needs to be coped with.