Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Due to rapid growth in IEEE 802.11 based Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), handoff has become a burning issue. A Mobile Node (MN) requires handoff when it travels out of the coverage area of its current Access Point (AP) and tries to associate with another AP. But handoff delays provide a serious barrier for such services to be made available to mobile platforms. Different works have been done to reduce the handoff delay. In this paper, the authors have also a proposed a method to reduce handoff latency for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks with map based on GPS.