Seamless handover for hotspot network using adaptive flow control method

Fumihiro Yamagata, Gakushi Kanazawa, Hiroshi Oguma, Suguru Kameda, Hiroyuki Nakase, Kazuo Tsubouchi

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We have proposed hotspot network based on layer 2 forwarding for seamless handover. Key functions of the proposed hotspot network are movement notification packet sending for changing forwarding path and adaptive flow control at handover for keeping throughput. A mobile terminal sends the movement notification packet in order to change address table in nodes of the hotspot network after changing connection from previous access point to new access point. To realize adaptive flow control, MT controls transmission control protocol (TCP) offered window size. The mobile terminal closes the offered window before handover and opens the window after handover. We have evaluated performance of the proposed network using network test bench. IEEE802.11b modems were used as wireless Interfaces. The degradation of throughput at handover was reduced compared with that of conventional method without adaptive flow control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications - Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Duration: 2005 Oct 32005 Oct 5

Publication series

Name2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications


Other2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications
CityPerth, Western Australia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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