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Standard protocols, such as those commonly used on LAN networks, are used to connect nodes to an enterprise network via a wide area wireless network. Within the appropriate protocol stacks, the standard protocols are optimized by filtering some packets, eliminating and reducing the size of other fields and substituting still other fields to reduce the size of the data packets. The optimized data packets can be transmitted over the wireless WAN increasing WAN efficiency. The optimization is accomplished by inserting an additional optimization layer into the protocol stack between the existing layers. The optimization layer accepts the normal protocol signals generated by the surrounding layers and generates outputs which mimic protocol layers which the surrounding layers expect. Consequently, the optimization layer operates transparently with respect to the existing protocol stack layers.

Method for reducing unnecessary traffic over a computer network
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Publication Number
Application Date
June 6, 1995
Publication Date
May 6, 1997
Paulette R Altmaier
22605 Salem Ave., Cupertino, 95014
Bryan J Gleeson
19400 Sorensen Ave. #206, Cupertino, 95014
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear L
H04L 12/66
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