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Architecture for Handover between 802.11 and 802.16

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000159855D
Original Publication Date: 2007-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Oct-31

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Roberta Fracchia


In this document we propose an architectural solution for handover between wide area and short range networks. We suggest to organize wide area and short range deployments in different IP subnetworks, in order to increase scalability and facilitate the management at the network layer. Then, we introduce a hierarchy of gateways which manage the mobility between wide area and short range bypassing Mobile IP and the handover of single data flows.