Date Added: Jan 2011
The Mobile IP protocol enables a node to change its point of attachment to an internet without changing its IP address. Mobile users are likely to take advantage of this protocol to obtain the services as if they were connected to their home network. In many cases these users will be connected through a wireless link. In order to have a successful deployment of the Mobile IP as an extension of a private network, the same level of security should be provided as if the node were attached to its home network. In this paper the authors present a performance evaluation of the deployment of Mobile IP in combination with IPSec. Three different scenarios are used to represent the most likely deployment configurations.