Systems and methods for providing quality of service (QoS) in an environment that does not normally support QoS features

  • US 7,385,982 B2
  • Filed: 04/08/2003
  • Issued: 06/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving one or more frames, wherein each frame contains non-Quality-of-Service (non-QoS) header information;

    classifying the one or more frames to associate one or more of the frames with a Quality-of-Service (QoS) circuit based on the corresponding non-QoS header information wherein each frame has an associated QoS requirement that corresponds to one of the QoS circuits; and

    scheduling delivery of the one or more frames based upon the corresponding frame classifications, wherein non-QoS frames in classifications corresponding to Quality-of-Service (QoS) circuits are scheduled in a manner that meets the QoS requirements associated with the QoS circuits corresponding to the frames.

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