A Mobile Access Gateway for Managing Intermittent Connectivity

  title={A Mobile Access Gateway for Managing Intermittent Connectivity},
  author={J{\"o}rg Ott and Dirk Kutscher},
The Drive-thru Internet architecture allows exploiting intermittent connectivity by temporarily connecting to IEEE 802.11 WLAN access points at the roadside from moving vehicles. This poses numerous challenges to a mobile user’s equipment: extreme networking characteristics such as short periods of connectivity, unpredictable disconnection times, and vastly varying transmission characteristics. Heterogeneous WLAN hot-spot installations may also require different authentication mechanisms and… CONTINUE READING