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Mobility Management Technique for Real Time Traffic in 802.11 Networks

Gurpal Singh, Ajay Pal Singh Atwal and B.S. Sohis


A practical mobility management technique aimed at reducing handoff latency to less than 10ms has been proposed and implemented in this paper. Handoff latency has been reduced by decoupling scanning from handoff execution process. This scheme has been implemented in the form of client side application with modifications to open source Madwifi new generation driver. Performance of this mobility management scheme has been evaluated on experimental Testbed for finding its suitability for real time applications. Effect of the proposed scheme on commercial VoIP client, Skype has been evaluated. Effect of the proposed handoff and optimized background scan on audio and video streaming has also been investigated. The results indicate that this mobility management technique can be used for real time traffic over 802.11 wireless networks.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 3 No. 6, 2007, 390-398


Submitted On: 6 May 2007 Published On: 30 June 2007

How to Cite: Singh, G., Atwal, A. P. S. & Sohis, B. (2007). Mobility Management Technique for Real Time Traffic in 802.11 Networks. Journal of Computer Science, 3(6), 390-398.

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