Lecture 03: Wireless Networks

January 26, 2001


In this lecture we will move up the stack to the network layer. We will learn a basic knowledgement of wireleass PAN/LAN/WAN as a subnetwork technology, and see how an IP layer can be constructed on top on them. As we have discussed before, mobility management can take place in the Internet layer (like Mobile-IP), and it can also take place in the subnetwork layer. In this lecture we will focus on how to handle mobility within a subnetwork.

You should read the following papers before going to class. When you read these papers, keep the above two issues in mind, i.e., interactions between IP and wireless PAN/LAN/WAN, and mobility management in this layer. The first paper is only an overview and should be fairly easy to read. The rest are more technical, but you can skip much of the "EE" details. One way to finish them fast is to form a small study group and read them together.

Lecture Notes:


Papers (Required)

  1. L. Paulson, "Exploring the wireless LANscape," IEEE Computer, Vol. 33, No. 10, (Oct. 2000), pp. 12-16.
  2. R. LaMaire, A. Krishna, P. Bhagwat, J. Panian, "Wireless LANs and mobile networking: standards and future directions," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 8, (Aug. 1996), pp. 86 -94.
  3. G. Patel and S. Dennett, "The 3GPP and 3GPP2 movements toward an all-IP mobile network," IEEE Personal Communications , Vol. 7, No. 4, (Aug. 2000), pp. 62-64.
  4. S. Baatz, M. Frank, R. Gopffarth, D. Kassatkine, P. Martini, M. Schetelig, A. Vilavaara, "Handoff support for mobility with IP over bluetooth," Proceedings of 25th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2000, pp. 143 -154.
  5. D. Lee and W. Lee, "Integrating bluetooth with wireless and ricocheting," The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2000), Vol. 2, 2000, pp. 1310 -1314.

Other References (Recommended)

  1. M. Albrecht, M. Frank, P. Martini, M. Schetelig, A. Vilavaara, and A. Wenzel, "IP services over Bluetooth: leading the way to a new mobility," Proceedings of 24th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'99), 1999, pp. 2-11.
  2. B. Sarikaya, "Packet mode in wireless networks: overview of transition to third generation," IEEE Communications Magazine , Vol. 38, No. 9 (Sep. 2000), pp. 164 -172
  3. R. Dayem, "Mobile Data & Wireless Lan Technologies," Prentice-Hall, 1997.


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