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MANETv6: Mobile Ad hoc Networks with IPv6
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today’s Internet Protocol version 4, IPv4, has been in use since the early 1980’s and is now becoming obsolete in many ways. New networks and IP devices are constantly being attached to the Internet and the number of IP addresses is running out. The next generation Internet protocol, Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6), will allow for the continued expansion of the Internet and will replace IPv4 in the near future. Another reason for developing a new Internet protocol was to bring new functionality and higher performance into networking based on operational experience with IPv4.

Mobile ad hoc networks are wireless, mobile networks that can be set up anywhere and anytime. Nodes in such a network can communicate beyond transmitter range by supporting multihop communication through IP routing. The network topology may change rapidly and therefore the routing functionality in an ad hoc network is different from that in an ordinary fixed IP network. Ad hoc networking can be applied in many situations, supporting applications, such as mobile conferencing outside the office. A stand-alone ad hoc network is useful in itself, but would be even more useful connected to the Internet.

In this thesis we have investigated and analyzed how IPv6 may affect mobile ad hoc networking. Our focus has been on the IP address autoconfiguration of nodes in an ad hoc network and how the new features in IPv6 will enable a simpler way to provide Internet access to ad hoc networks. The purpose was to not use Mobile IPv6 in our solution. The solution could therefore be applied to all nodes, even to those not using Mobile IPv6. The existing solutions of how to connect an ad hoc network to the Internet are all based on Mobile IP. This fact, that our work is independent of Mobile IPv6, is a main benefit of our thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. , 67 p.
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93514OAI: diva2:516834
2000-12-22, Seminar room "Telegrafen", Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-04-20 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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