Efficient Handover Scheme for Mobile IPv4 over IEEE 802.11 N etworks with IEEE 802.21 Triggers

  • Przemyslaw Machań
  • Józef Woźniak
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

Handover performance is an important factor for wireless networks, especially nowadays, when multimedia services are becoming increasingly available over the wireless devices. However, users expect uncompromised mobility when using the service. Thus, the support of multimedia services is not possible if handover is inefficient. At the same time it is clear that a strict separation between IP Layer and the Link Layer results in built-in sources of delay. The paper discusses the IEEE 802.11 and Mobile IPv4 handover performance in practical scenarios. We introduce a new simultaneous handover scheme with IEEE 802.21 triggers. In order to verify the handover performance, simulation experiments have been conducted, whose results are also presented and discussed.


Medium Access Control Mobile Host Multimedia Service Medium Access Control Layer Foreign Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Przemyslaw Machań
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  • Józef Woźniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Gdańsk University of TechnologyFaculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and InformaticsGdańskPoland

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