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Unformatted text preview: Mobile IP By Devon Jones University of Phoenix – Axia College Mobile IP is a relatively new technology that is working to improve how devices connect to different networks. Until Mobile IP, if a device were to move from one network to another, it would have to be assigned a new IP address to correspond to the new network. According to Ghosh (n.d.), a device that utilizes Mobile IP essentially has two IP addresses. The first is the home address that is associated with the network the device belongs to. The second address is the care-of address that “represents the current location of the host” (Ghosh, n.d.). This allows a device to connect to another network while still being associated with its original network. There are many advantages to Mobile IP. Without Mobile IP, if a device were to change networks, the acquiring of a new IP address would lose TCP connection. If the device were to not receive a new IP address, data could not be properly routed to the device, as it would no longer be configured correctly...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course IT 221 1 taught by Professor Conrad during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10