Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Using the EAP Framework for Fast Media Independent Handover Authentication



Antonio Izquierdo Manzanares, Nada T. Golmie, Katrin Hoeper, Lidong Chen


In this paper we compare different authentication techniques that may be used in order to reduce the time and resources required to perform a handover, namely, re-authentication and pre-authentication.  We provide a detailed analysis of each mechanism, and highlight key performance trade-offs for select scenarios and parameters of interest.
Proceedings Title
International Wireless Internet Conference (WICON 2008)
Conference Dates
November 17-19, 2008
Conference Location
Maui, HI


authentication, EAP, handover, performance, pre-authentication, re-authentication


Izquierdo, A. , Golmie, N. , Hoeper, K. and Chen, L. (2008), Using the EAP Framework for Fast Media Independent Handover Authentication, International Wireless Internet Conference (WICON 2008), Maui, HI, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created November 17, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017