07522537 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 132 patents.

A system and method enables an ad-hoc communication network to maintain connectivity between intelligent access points and nodes. The method includes: broadcasting an access point advertisement from a sender node to wireless routers; deciding by the wireless routers whether to use the sender node as a next hop towards the intelligent access point based on routing criterion associated with the wireless routers and contents of the access point advertisement; transmitting a unicast route request from the wireless routers to the intelligent access point; transmitting a unicast route reply from the sender node to the wireless router in response to receiving the unicast route request; storing a route entry associated with the intelligent access point in the wireless router; and periodically broadcasting a hello message from the wireless router to the nodes identifying the route from the wireless router to the intelligent access point using the stored route entry.

Title
System and method for providing connectivity between an intelligent access point and nodes in a wireless network
Application Number
10/755346
Publication Number
7522537 (B2)
Application Date
January 13, 2004
Publication Date
April 21, 2009
Inventor
Avinash Joshi
Orlando
FL, US
Agent
Joseph J Buczynski
Randi L Karpinia
Assignee
MeshNetworks
FL, US
IPC
H04Q 7/24
H04L 12/28
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