Transparent Multihoming Protocol Extension for MIPv6 with Dynamic Traffic Distribution across Multiple Interfaces

  • Basav Roychoudhury
  • Dilip K Saikia


Mobile devices are now equipped with multiple interfaces for diverse access technologies that make up the wireless communication infrastructure. In this arena, the initial research was focused on tackling vertical handover – whereby the nodes move from one type of network to another (in terms of access technology) – while of late, works have been more oriented towards the use of these multiple interfaces to improve performance over the wireless network. In this paper, we propose modifications to Mobile IP to allow simultaneous use of multiple interfaces for performance enhancement, while keeping this multiplicity transparent to the upper layers. In addition, we suggest mechanisms to dynamically distribute the traffic over the available interfaces, depending on the network characteristic at these interfaces. We also present results of simulated experiments illustrating the gain in performance due to simultaneous use of multiple interfaces towards achieving seamless mobility and higher overall throughput. Index Terms—MIPv6, mobile communication, mobility management, multihoming


Mobile Node Home Network Correspondent Node Vertical Handover Mobile IPv6 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Basav Roychoudhury
    • 1
  • Dilip K Saikia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSt. Anthony’s CollegeShillong 793001
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringTezpur UniversityTezpur 784028

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