Wireless network system and method for providing same

  • US 8,625,496 B2
  • Filed: 05/23/2012
  • Issued: 01/07/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A wireless network system comprising:

  • a server including a server controller and a server radio modem, said server controller implementing a server process that includes the control of said server radio modem, said server process including the receipt and transmission of data packets via said server radio modem;

    a plurality of clients each including a client controller and a client radio modem, said client controller implementing a client process that includes the control of said client radio modem, said client process including the receipt and transmission of data packets via said client radio modem,wherein said client process of each of said clients initiates and selects a radio transmission path to said server that is one of a direct link to said server and an indirect link to said server through at least one the remainder of said plurality of clients; and

    wherein the server process is configured to;

    receive information identifying the selected transmission path from each of the plurality of clients;

    determine a server selected transmission path for each of the plurality of clients based on the selected transmission paths received from the plurality of clients;

    send information identifying the server selected transmission path for each of the clients to the respective clients; and

    maintain a client link tree having client link entries representing each of the plurality of clients.

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