Systems and methods for fast initial network link setup

  • US 9,271,317 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2012
  • Issued: 02/23/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of reducing signaling during link setup in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:

  • storing for transmission, at a first device, a first message for requesting information to establish a link with an access point, the first message including a network identifier for the access point, wherein the first device is a mobile atation;

    before transmission of the message, receiving a second message, at the first device from the access point, including the information; and

    removing the message from a queue when the second message includes the information;

    wherein the second message is a beacon frame or a message generated by the access point in response to a request from a third device.

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