US 11,659,472 B2
Network admission control
Thomas William Lynn, Jr., Berryville, VA (US); Phillip A. Sanderson, Mt. Laurel, NJ (US); Joseph Attanasio, Philadelphia, PA (US); Yash Lachmandas Khemani, Falls Church, VA (US); and James H. Davey, Jasper, GA (US)
Assigned to COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Filed by COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/579,457.
Application 16/579,457 is a continuation of application No. 15/820,789, filed on Nov. 22, 2017, abandoned.
Application 15/820,789 is a continuation of application No. 14/341,418, filed on Jul. 25, 2014, granted, now 9,867,117, issued on Jan. 9, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0022063 A1, Jan. 16, 2020
Int. Cl. H04W 52/28 (2009.01); H04W 48/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2023.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04L 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 48/02 (2013.01) [H04L 1/0001 (2013.01); H04L 1/0003 (2013.01); H04L 5/0069 (2013.01); H04L 5/0092 (2013.01); H04W 52/28 (2013.01); H04W 72/048 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
sending, by a network device, a beacon at a first modulation rate, wherein the first modulation rate is less than a second modulation rate;
receiving, from a user device, based on the beacon, a response;
determining, based on the response, that at least one first signal characteristic satisfies a threshold;
causing, based on the user device being configured to receive the beacon and the at least one first signal characteristic satisfying the threshold, the user device to connect to the network device; and
sending, to the user device based on the user device connecting to the network device, data at the second modulation rate.