Networking

Mobile Vertical Handover Between Wireless LAN and Wireless Mesh Network

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Executive Summary

This paper addresses mobility management issues in an environment with both wireless LAN and wireless mesh networks. The authors first examine wireless mesh network client side transparency within mesh mobility management protocols and then look at standard mobility management protocols. The client side transparency scheme enables mobile nodes to support mobility in heterogeneous and homogeneous networks. However, they are not necessarily compatible with mobile IP protocols. Although a typical mesh topology tends to be an unplanned graph and routes change dynamically, standard mobility management protocols such as MIPv6, HMIPv6, and FMIPv6 may be used for mobility management in wireless mesh networks.

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