Internet Protocol (IP) design and implementation for efficient mobility to devices in wireless networks

Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor's Name

Shu-Ching Chen

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Nagarajan Prabakar

Third Advisor's Name

Geoffrey Smith

Date of Defense



The purpose of this thesis was to develop an efficient routing protocol which would provide mobility support to the mobile devices roaming within a network. The routing protocol need to be compatible with the existing internet architecture. The routing protocol proposed here is based on the Mobile IP routing protocol and could solve some of the problems existing in current Mobile IP implementation e.g. ingress filtering problem. By implementing an efficient timeout mechanism and introducing Paging mechanism to the wireless network, the protocol minimizes the number of control messages sent over the network.

The implementation of the system is primarily done on three components: 1) Mobile devices that need to gain access to the network, 2) Router which would be providing roaming support to the mobile devices and 3) Database server providing basic authentication services on the system. As a result, an efficient IP routing protocol is developed which would provide seamless mobility to the mobile devices on the network.



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