US 10,485,043 B2
Multi-connection access point
Wei Huang, Beijing (CN); Hsiu-Wei Liu, Santa Clara, CA (US); and Chunfeng Wang, Beijing (CN)
Assigned to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)
Appl. No. 15/580,071
Filed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)
PCT Filed Oct. 28, 2016, PCT No. PCT/CN2016/103742
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Aug. 23, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/076276, PCT Pub. Date May 3, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2018/0359799 A1, Dec. 13, 2018
Int. Cl. H04W 88/12 (2009.01); H04W 76/15 (2018.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04W 88/10 (2009.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/15 (2018.02) [H04L 12/4641 (2013.01); H04L 63/0209 (2013.01); H04W 24/02 (2013.01); H04W 88/10 (2013.01); H04W 88/12 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An access point comprising a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processing resource, cause the processing resource to:
establish a first connection to a first controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the first controller to generate a first virtual access point with the first controller; and
establish a second connection to a second controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the second controller to generate a second virtual access point with the second controller,
wherein the access point provides services to a first zone through the first virtual access point and a second zone through the second virtual access point and the first controller is configured to manage one or more settings of the first virtual access point of the access point and one or more other first zone access points without affecting the second controller from separately managing one or more settings of the second virtual access point of the access point and one or more other second zone access points,
wherein the first controller utilizes a first protocol and the second controller utilizes a second protocol, and
wherein setting changes received from the first controller overrides setting changes received from the second controller.