System, method, and base station using different security protocols on wired and wireless portions of network

  • US 7,496,674 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2006
  • Issued: 02/24/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving a first packet from a wired data network in a wireless base station that is coupled to the wired data network, wherein the first packet is protected according to a first security protocol on the wired data network, and wherein a target device of the first packet communicates with a source of the first packet, at least in part, over a wireless network on which the wireless base station communicates;

    processing the first packet in the wireless base station according to the first security protocol;

    determining that the first packet is targeted at the target device, wherein the determining is performed by the wireless base station, and wherein the first packet comprises a header coded with address information identifying the target device; and

    applying a second security protocol employed on the wireless network to the first packet, wherein the second security protocol is different from the first security protocol, and wherein the applying is performed in the wireless base station.

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