Current State of Mobile IP
Adam R. Martin
AXIA College of University of Phoenix
INTRO TO W-LAN TECHNOLOGIES (AXIA)
April 15, 2009
I have found myself wondering about the current state of Mobile IPs. What is Mobile IP? According to SearchMobileComputing.com (2007), “Mobile IP is an Internet Engineering Task Force communications protocol that is designed to allow mobile device users to move from one network to another while maintaining their permanent IP address.” This means that a mobile device can connect to an internet when not at a network at home. If the user of a mobile phone enters a network that is not his own “the network uses the Mobile IP protocol to inform the network of a care-of address to which all packets for the user’s device should be sent” according to Webopedia.com (2009). This will allow someone to carry his device through different networks with different addresses. There are pros and cons to this type of technology. The website 2.Rad.com (2002) list these advantages: there is always continuous connectivity, a user never has to connect or disconnect, there is no need for software updates, and the mobile uses whatever network is around. The website 2.Rad.com (2002) also list these disadvantages: uneven loads, failure of a network means that the mobile receives no packets, delays in packet sending, and a slowdown of other mobile activities. In my opinion, the only thing that may slow down Mobile IP is the lack of networks in many non-rural areas, or impoverished countries. As technology continues to improves, I believe that Mobile IP will be widely used, since cell phones are cheap enough to be a lifeline for many people. Businesses are finding that Mobile IPs are perfect for making sure that their employees become more productive and are satisfied with their jobs.
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References: Search Mobile Computing (2002), What is Mobile IP? Retrieved from http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid40_gci849848,00.html on April 15, 2009
Webopedia (2009), Mobile IP, Retrieved from http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/Mobile_IP.html on April 15, 2009
2Rad.Com (2002), Mobile IP, Retrieved from http://www2.rad.com/networks/2002/mobile/index.htm on April 15, 2009
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