A light-weight client mobility approach for infrastructure mesh networks

Wishart, R., Pirzada, A. A. and Portmann, M. (2007). A light-weight client mobility approach for infrastructure mesh networks. In: A. Jayasuriya, Networks 2007 (ICON 2007). 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks 2007 (ICON 2007), Adelaide, Australia, (252-258). 19-21 November 2007. doi:10.1109/ICON.2007.4444095

Author Wishart, R.
Pirzada, A. A.
Portmann, M.
Title of paper A light-weight client mobility approach for infrastructure mesh networks
Conference name 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks 2007 (ICON 2007)
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 19-21 November 2007
Proceedings title Networks 2007 (ICON 2007)
Journal name ICON 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher IEEE - Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ICON.2007.4444095
ISBN 978-1-4244-1230-3
ISSN 1556-6463
Editor A. Jayasuriya
Start page 252
End page 258
Total pages 7
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Infrastructure mesh networks offer a high-capacity wireless backhaul network through which clients, such as PDAs, can connect to one another or with external networks. To use the mesh network, a client must route its outbound traffic via one of the mesh routers in the infrastructure mesh. As the clients are mobile, they may move out of range of the mesh router they were using and need to associate with another. Client handoff mechanisms enable this change in mesh routers to occur in a manner that limits disruption to any transport or application layer sessions the client may be running. In this paper we present an extremely light-weight handoff approach for clients that relies on gratuitous ARP messages broadcast at regular intervals from mesh routers within the infrastructure mesh. An evaluation of our approach using a 5 node testbed has shown that client handoffs can be conducted quickly, and with minimal loss of packets for both TCP and UDP traffic.
Subjects 289900 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
700000 - Information and Communication Services
Keyword Infrastructure mesh network
Mesh router
Infrastructure mesh network
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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