US 10,342,052 B1
Client steering for a wireless local area network
Bahador Amiri, Saratoga, CA (US); and Debashis Dash, Fremont, 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.