Systems and methods for fast initial network link setup

  • US 9,402,243 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2012
  • Issued: 07/26/2016
  • 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:

  • transmitting a message advertising wireless communication from an access point;

    receiving a plurality of access requests from a plurality of devices;

    determining demand for wireless communication based on the plurality of access requests, the determining demand comprising detecting a change in a number of access requests for the wireless communication over a period of time; and

    modifying a broadcast of the message advertising the wireless communication based on the determined demand, the modifying comprising increasing a number of times the message advertising the wireless communication is broadcast when the change detected is an increased number of access requests, and the modifying further comprising decreasing a number of times the message advertising the wireless communication is broadcast when the change detected is a decreased number of access requests.

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