Systems and methods for fast initial network link setup

  • US 9,445,438 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2012
  • Issued: 09/13/2016
  • 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:

  • receiving, at a wireless communication device from a network service provider, a first message indicating a characteristic for each of one or more network services for obtaining service in the wireless communication system, wherein the characteristic for each of the one or more network services comprises a load value for each of the one or more network services;

    selecting, at the wireless communication device, a network service of the one or more network services to associate with based on the characteristics;

    storing in a queue for transmission, at the wireless communication device, a request message for requesting information to obtain the network service;

    before transmission of the request message, receiving a second message comprising the information; and

    removing the request message from the queue when the second message comprises the information.

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