US 11,757,521 B2
Method and control of hop limitation in Wi-Fi multi-access point device network
Jay William Strater, San Diego, CA (US); Diwya Kandagath Mohanan, Bangalore (IN); Chethan Alur Gurumallappa, Bengaluru (IN); and Christophe Piel, Le Plessis Pâté (FR)
Assigned to ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC, Suwanee, GA (US)
Filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC, Suwanee, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 11, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/963,333.
Application 17/963,333 is a continuation of application No. 17/242,858, filed on Apr. 28, 2021, granted, now 11,502,742.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/071,801, filed on Aug. 28, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2023/0035263 A1, Feb. 2, 2023
Int. Cl. H04B 7/15 (2006.01); H04B 7/155 (2006.01); H04L 45/122 (2022.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 7/15507 (2013.01) [H04L 45/122 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A root access point device (APD), the root APD comprising:
a memory;
a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the memory to cause the root APD to:
onboard a first wireless extender based on a first hop count associated with the first wireless extender not reaching a hop limitations via a root backhaul BSS using credentials received from the root APD; and
prevent a second wireless extender from onboarding onto the first wireless extender based on a second hop count associated with the second wireless extender reaching a second hop limitation.