Distributed access point for IP based communications

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9661475
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14748141

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An apparatus for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network includes a network interface, a controller, and memory. The interface receives a series of multicast data packets. The controller identifies one or more receiving nodes in the wireless network requesting data corresponding to the series of multicast data packets and determines that the effective unicast rate for one or more unicast data packets exceeds a minimum data rate of the series of multicast data packets using an 802.x protocol. The memory stores instructions that may be executable by a processor. Upon execution of the instructions by a processor, the received series of multicast data packets is converted into one or more unicast packets, the execution and conversion occurring in response to instructions received from the controller. A system for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network implements such an apparatus in the context of an access point.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA120

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kish, William S Saratoga, US 65 1662

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