Wireless Networks

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 379–395

A comparison of different paging mechanisms for mobile IP


DOI: 10.1007/s11276-006-6467-8

Cite this article as:
Do, H.T. & Onozato, Y. Wireless Netw (2007) 13: 379. doi:10.1007/s11276-006-6467-8


This paper proposes two Individual paging schemes, then presents a comparative analysis on the signaling cost functions of Mobile IP (MIP) with different paging protocols and paging schemes and investigates constructing optimal paging areas using discrete system model as a mobility model. In wireless mobile Internet, mobile hosts often visit foreign networks that might be far away from their home networks and the occurrences of their inter-domain movement are relatively rare. In this scenario, our analytical results show that paging, particularly individual paging, can significantly improve the total signaling cost of MIP. We show that Domain paging can bring about considerable cost saving compared to FA (Foreign Agent) paging. Our results also demonstrate the significant advantages of Individual Paging over Static Aggregate Paging. The results show that specifying the optimal paging area size is critical in saving signaling cost of MIP with paging support.


Mobile IP Paging protocol Paging scheme Paging area Signaling cost 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGunma UniversityKiryuJapan