Reducing handover latency in mobile IPv6-based WLAN by parallel signal execution at layer 2 and layer 3

Muhammad Arif Amin, Kamalrulnizam Bin Abu Bakar, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Rashid Hafeez

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The emergence of wireless networking demands continuous connectivity to support end-to-end TCP or UDP sessions. Wireless networking does not provide reliable connections to mobile users for real-time traffic such as voice-over IP, audio streaming and video streaming. Handover latency in Mobile IPv6 is one factor that disconnects users while roaming. Most of the proposed methods to reduce handover latency include either layer 2 or layer 3 design considerations. This paper discusses the mobile IPv6 handover process and proposes an efficient handover scheme for reducing the overall handover latency in Mobile IPv6. The proposed scheme consists of parallel signal execution at the access router while the mobile node is performing layer 2 handover. Simulation results shows that the proposed scheme performs better than the standard MIPv6 delays.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in wireless, mobile networks and applications
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conferences WiMoA 2011 and ICCSEA 2011 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 25-27, 2011 Proceedings
EditorsSalah S Al-Majeed, Chih-Lin Hu, Dhinaharan Nagamalai
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-642-21153-9
ISBN (Print)9783642211522
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Computer Science, Engineering & Applications (ICCSEA) - Lotus Boutique Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 25 May 201127 May 2011
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameCommunications in computer and information science


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Science, Engineering & Applications (ICCSEA)
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
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