A method for establishing a secure route in a wireless network as provided improves network efficiency. According to one aspect, the method includes receiving at a first node in the wireless network a route request message from a second node, where the second node and the first node have not been mutually authenticated. The route request message is then forwarded from the first node to a third node. A route reply message is then received at the first node from the third node. The first node is then mutually authenticated with the second node in response to receiving the route reply message at the first node.

Title
Method and device for establishing a secure route in a wireless network
Application Number
11/680359
Publication Number
20080205312
Application Date
February 28, 2007
Publication Date
August 28, 2008
Inventor
Aparna Pandey
Chicago
IL, US
Michael F Korus
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Randy L Ekl
Lake Zurich
IL, US
Anthony R Metke
Naperville
IL, US
Agent
Motorola
IL, US
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04B 07/00
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