The integration of WLANs and 3G networks has recently evolved into a very hot topic. In order to provide a convenient access to both networks in different environments, the integration of 3G and WLAN authentication procedures would be highly benefited. In this paper, we propose a novel access control mechanism which reuses the existing 3GPP authentication procedures over a secured 3GPP infrastructure to obtain WLAN access. The proposed method, based on a loose coupling architecture, can be deployed over WLAN networks with or without IEEE 802.1x and employs a single set of control procedures for both WLAN and 3GPP accesses.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2004|
|Event||2004 IEEE 59th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2004-Spring: Towards a Global Wireless World - Milan, Italy|
Duration: 17 May 2004 → 19 May 2004
- Access control
- Loose coupling