US 10,342,052 B1
Client steering for a wireless local area network
Bahador Amiri, Saratoga, CA (US); and Debashis Dash, Fremont, CA (US)
Assigned to QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Quantenna Communications, Inc., Fremont, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 18, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/409,527.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/279,883, filed on Jan. 18, 2016.
Int. Cl. H04W 76/10 (2018.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.01)
CPC H04W 76/10 (2018.02) [H04W 4/023 (2013.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.02); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for operating a wireless access point (WAP) selected communication channel on a wireless local area network (WLAN); and the method comprising the acts of:
accumulating proximity records over multiple time periods for each station that associates with the WAP, wherein a proximity record includes proximity metrics including at least a dwell time of each station relative to the WAP;
in response to receiving an association request at a current time period from a given station:
analyzing current proximity metrics from the request with the accumulated proximity records for the given station to predict proximity states and associated connectivity options;
determining a probability for each of the predicted proximity states based on a predicted dwell time for the given station at its current proximity to the WAP in view of the analyzed proximity records associated with the given station; and
in response to a highest determined probability exceeding a threshold for the current time period, controlling the WAP to enable a communication link for the given station based on a connectivity option associated with the predicted proximity state with the highest determined probability.