Fast Handoff for 802.11 Wireless Network

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DOI: 10.4236/cn.2011.34029   PDF   HTML     4,655 Downloads   8,937 Views   Citations

Abstract

Whenever the mobile station moves from the range of one access point and comes to the range of another access point a handoff process is occurred. This process takes a long time when using the IEEE 802.11 standard handoff and this delay affect the real time and multimedia applications. This paper provides a layer 2 handoff process for the IEEE 802.11 that is able to eliminate the scanning delay and reduce the total handoff delay.

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O. Sabrie, H. Hasan and R. Salleh, "Fast Handoff for 802.11 Wireless Network," Communications and Network, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2011, pp. 250-256. doi: 10.4236/cn.2011.34029.

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