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In a wireless ad hoc network comprising a plurality of nodes (102), when a method of the present invention determines that a source node and a destination node belong to a common virtual local area network (VLAN), information is routed to the destination node using only nodes that belong to the common VLAN. If a path is not available to route the information between the source node and the destination node using only nodes that belong to the common VLAN, a default VLAN is used to route the information at least partially through the ad hoc network. If, however, the method of the present invention determines that the source node belongs to a first VLAN and the destination node belongs to a second VLAN, the source node or an intermediate node registers with the second VLAN and continues routing the information using nodes that belong to the second VLAN.

Title
Method of dynamic management of a virtual local area network (VLAN) in a wireless ad hoc network
Application Number
10/892758
Publication Number
7379443 (B2)
Application Date
July 16, 2004
Publication Date
May 27, 2008
Inventor
Surender Kumar
Naperville
IL, US
Mario F Derango
Cary
IL, US
Ramandeep Ahuja
Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Valerie M Davis
Terri S Hughes
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04Q 7/24
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