Mobile terminal, control apparatus, home agent and packet communications method

  • US 8,036,204 B2
  • Filed: 08/20/2009
  • Issued: 10/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A mobile terminal in a packet communications system in which a control apparatus implements routing control of a received packet directed for the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal comprising:

  • a plurality of network interface cards;

    a communication manager configured to select at least one network interface card from the plurality of network interface cards, in accordance with information regarding the network interface card; and

    an upper layer manager configured to receive the packet transmitted from the control apparatus, with using a selected network interface card, andwherein a plurality of home agents, which each correspond to a different network, are configured to implement routing control of a received packet destined for the mobile terminal, in accordance with each home address and each care-of address, in the packet communications system;

    each of the plurality of network interface cards is configured to be connectable to the plurality of home agents; and

    the upper layer manager comprises;

    a manager configured to associate each of the network interface cards with a different one of each of the home addresses respectively corresponding to each one of the plurality of home agents; and

    an instructor configured to instruct the plurality of home agents to transfer the packet destined for the mobile terminal to a home address associated with the selected network interface card.

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