Mobile Networking

  • Chris Blondia
  • Nik Van den Wijngaert
  • Gert Willems
  • Olga Casals
  • Llorenc Cerda
  • Marcelo Bagnulo
  • Ignacio Soto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2856)


We point out the different performance problems that need to be addressed when considering mobility in IP networks. We also define the reference architecture and present a framework to classify the different solutions for mobility management in IP networks. The performance of the major candidate micro-mobility solutions is evaluated for both real-time (UDP) and data (TCP) traffic through simulation and by means of an analytical model. Using these models we compare the performance of different mobility management schemes for different data and real-time services and the network resources that are needed for it. We point out the problems of TCP in wireless environments and review some proposed enhancements to TCP that aim at improving TCP performance. We make a detailed study of how some of micro-mobility protocols namely Cellular IP, Hawaii and Hierarchical Mobile IP affect the behavior of TCP and their interaction with the MAC layer. We investigate the impact of handoffs on TCP by means of simulation traces that show the evolution of segments and acknowledgments during handoffs.


Mobile Node Packet Loss Transmission Error Foreign Agent Correspond Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Blondia
    • 1
  • Nik Van den Wijngaert
    • 1
  • Gert Willems
    • 1
  • Olga Casals
    • 2
  • Llorenc Cerda
    • 2
  • Marcelo Bagnulo
    • 3
  • Ignacio Soto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of AntwerpenAntwerpenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Computer Architecture, Jordi GironaTechnical University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Ingeniera TelematicaUniversidad Carlos IIIMadridSpain

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