Patent Number: 8,442,006

Title: Wireless LAN mobility

Abstract: A method of performing hand-off of a Mobile Node from a previous Access Point to a new Access Point within a WLAN domain, where the previous and new Access Points are connected respectively to previous and new Access Routers. The method comprises, following a MAC authentication exchange between the Mobile Node and the new Access Point, sending a MAC Reassociation Request from the Mobile Node to the New Access Point, forwarding said Reassociation Request to said new Access Router, and sending the Reassociation Request from said new Access Router to said previous Access Router within an IP hand-off request, and authenticating the Reassociation Request at the previous Access Router and initiating the tunnelling of IP packets received at the previous Access Router and destined for said Mobile Node, towards said new Access Router.

Inventors: Haddad; Wassim (San Jose, CA), Norrman; Karl (Stockholm, SE)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00