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Wireless Networking Complete by Adrian Farrel, Bruce S. Davie, Larry L. Peterson, Pei Zheng

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Chapter 10

Mobile IP

Adrian Farrel

Today’s computers are smaller and more mobile than they once were. Processing power that used to take up a whole air-conditioned room can now be easily carried around and used anywhere. At the same time, connectivity to the Internet has become easier and more diverse. A user may now disconnect his computer in the office and reconnect from another site within the same office or elsewhere. Connectivity may be achieved through established networking technologies such as Ethernet, through dial-up lines, or using wireless networking. In the latter case, the point of attachment may change even while the user is connected since the user may travel between base stations of a wireless local area network (LAN) or a mobile ...

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