US 11,757,752 B2
Diagnostic testing or analysis of elements of network devices
Richard Moore, Jr., Harleysville, PA (US); John D. Ogden, Media, PA (US); and David P. Resuta, Chalfont, PA (US)
Assigned to ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC, Suwanee, GA (US)
Filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC, Suwanee, GA (US)
Filed on Jan. 21, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/580,876.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/161,530, filed on Mar. 16, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2022/0303207 A1, Sep. 22, 2022
Int. Cl. H04L 43/50 (2022.01); H04L 41/06 (2022.01); H04L 43/0817 (2022.01); H04L 9/40 (2022.01)
CPC H04L 43/50 (2013.01) [H04L 41/06 (2013.01); H04L 43/0817 (2013.01); H04L 63/0823 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method of a network device for performing a diagnostic analysis, the method comprising:
authenticating a connection to a diagnostic device, wherein authenticating the connection comprises:
switching from a normal mode to a diagnostic mode; and
indicating to the diagnostic device that the connection is established and the network device is in the diagnostic mode;
loading a diagnostic image from a memory of the network device based on a key sequence or a key from the diagnostic device, wherein the diagnostic image comprises one or more instructions;
executing the one or more instructions, wherein executing the one or more instructions comprises:
performing the diagnostic analysis; and
sending diagnostic data to the diagnostic device, wherein the diagnostic data is based on the diagnostic analysis; and
disconnecting from the diagnostic device.