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A virtual stream (VS) in a basic service set (BSS) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) that exists solely within the medium access control (MAC) sublayer of the WLAN. The VS includes a unidirectional path in the wireless network between a station sourcing a quality of service (QoS) session and at least one station receiving the QoS session in the same BSS. The VS is defined by a VS identifier (VSID) that is unique within and local to the BSS, an address of the sourcing station, and an address of the at least one receiving station. The VS can be a virtual down-stream (VDS), a virtual up-stream (VUS) or a virtual side-stream (VSS). The VS can be a unitcast or a multicast VS.

Title
Virtual streams for QoS-driven wireless LANs
Application Number
9/617083
Publication Number
7151762 (B1)
Application Date
July 14, 2000
Publication Date
December 19, 2006
Inventor
Wei Lin
Parsippany
NJ, US
Jin Meng Ho
Parsippany
NJ, US
Assignee
AT&T
NY, US
IPC
H04L 12/123
H04L 12/28
H04Q 7/20
H04Q 7/24
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