7th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China

Research Article

PMIPv6-Based Mobility Management in WLAN

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417544,
        author={Jianming Zhou and Rong Chai and Qianbin Chen},
        title={PMIPv6-Based Mobility Management in WLAN},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China},
        keywords={pmipv6 wlan multicast candidate aps},
  • Jianming Zhou
    Rong Chai
    Qianbin Chen
    Year: 2012
    PMIPv6-Based Mobility Management in WLAN
    DOI: 10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417544
Jianming Zhou1,*, Rong Chai1, Qianbin Chen1
  • 1: Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
*Contact email: zhoujianming620@163.com


Wireless local area network has been widely deployed for providing data services, however, the problem of mobility management in WLAN, i.e., users perform handoff among various access points, fails to be studied extensively. In this paper, the mobility management protocol PMIPv6 is applied in the access controller-based WLAN system. The integrated system architecture is introduced and the message flow for mobility management under the architecture is described. To achieve protocol performance enhancement, a multicast-based mobility management scheme is presented, several implementation issues are considered, and the performance evaluation is conducted. Numerical results demonstrate that the proposed multicast-based mobility management scheme offers handoff latency decrease and negligible packet loss.