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A method for performing neighbor discovery in a multi-tier wireless local area network where a client creates a neighbor list identifying a neighbor wherein the neighbor is identified as an access point or a client. Then, the client determines a time to perform a scan of neighbors based upon 1) a type of neighbor discovery to be performed and 2) when a first beacon is transmitted by an access point in a first tier of the multi-tier wireless local area network. Subsequently, the client performs a scan of neighbors at the determined time on a channel associated with the type of neighbor discovery. Finally, the client receives a beacon sent from a neighbor of the client to update the neighbor list with information transmitted in the beacon.

Title
Method for performing neighbor discovery in a multi-tier WLAN
Application Number
10/970940
Publication Number
7706337 (B2)
Application Date
October 22, 2004
Publication Date
April 27, 2010
Inventor
Christopher G Ware
Chicago
IL, US
Randy L Ekl
Lake Zurich
IL, US
Aparna Pandey
Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Anthony P Curtis
Randi L Karpinia
Indira Saladi
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04Q 7/24
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