Load balancing mechanisms in the MANET with multiple internet gateways

Youngmin Kim, Yujin Lim, Sanghyun Ahn, Hyun Yu, Jaehwoon Lee, Jongwon Choe

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A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an infrastructureless wireless network that supports multi-hop communication. For the MANET nodes wishing to communicate with nodes in the wired Internet, the global Internet connectivity is required and this functionality can be achieved with the help of the Internet gateway. For the support of reliability and flexibility, multiple Internet gateways can be provisioned for a MANET. In this case, load-balancing becomes one of the important issues since the network performance such as the network throughput can be improved if the loads of the gateways are well-balanced. In this paper, we categorize the load-balancing mechanisms and propose a new metric for load-balancing. Simulation results show that our proposed mechanism using the hop distance and the number of routing table entries as a load-balancing metric enhances the overall network throughput.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Networking
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Data Communications and Wireless Networks - International Conference, ICOIN 2006. Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540485635, 9783540485636
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2006 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 16 Jan 200619 Jan 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3961 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2006


  • Internet gateway
  • Load balancing
  • Mobile ad hoc network


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