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In this paper, the authors propose an algorithm for reducing overall channel scanning time and number of unbeneficial handoffs in 802.16 networks. Their proposed channel scanning and handoff schemes works mutually for reducing the service disrupt time. Also, their handoff algorithm considers available bandwidth and latency along with RSS level for avoiding or encouraging unbeneficial and beneficial handoffs respectively. The simulation result shows that, the proposed algorithm reduces the overall channel scanning time and number of handoffs dramatically.