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Apparatus, and an associated method, for identifying whether a mobile terminal and access point of a WLAN (wireless local area network) are capable of operation pursuant to a proprietary communication mode. If a determination is made that the communication pair is capable of operation pursuant to the proprietary communication mode, the mobile terminal is instructed to operate pursuant to the proprietary communication mode. Handover procedures are also provided by which better to assure that ongoing communications, during and subsequent to handover shall also be effectuated pursuant to the proprietary communication mode. Improved communication quality when the communication pair is operated pursuant to the proprietary communication mode relative to operation pursuant to a conventional IEEE 802.11 communication mode is possible.

Title
Apparatus, and associated method, for selectably operating radio device in alternate operating mode
Application Number
9/342367
Publication Number
6477156 (B1)
Application Date
June 29, 1999
Publication Date
November 5, 2002
Inventor
Harri Hansen
Tampere
US
Juha Ala Laurila
Tampere
US
Assignee
Nokia Corporation
US
IPC
H04Q 7/24
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