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EAP: New Fast Handover Scheme based on Enhanced Access Point in Mobile IPv6 Networks


Byungjoo Park, Youn-Hee Han, Haniph Latchman


Vol. 6  No. 9  pp. 69-75


Mobile IPv6 has been proposed to support host mobility in the Internet, yet during a handover Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) suffers from packet disruption and packet loss. However, in MIPv6, the handover process reveals numerous problems manifested by a time-consuming network layer based movement detection. Furthermore, inherent delays associated with movement detection are unavoidable in standard MIPv6. In this paper, we propose to mitigate such effects with a more efficient fast Neighbor Discovery routine which requires each access point to execute movement detection using an enhanced beacon signal with stored Router Advertisement (RA) messages; we also implement a modified access point to handle fast configuration of the care-of address (CoA). Performance analysis indicates the handover latency in the proposed scheme could be reduced compared to standard MIPv6. The proposed scheme is also a strong candidate to support real-time application like VoIP


Mobile IPv6, Handover, Movement Detection.