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Unique identifiers are assigned to sets of adjacent access points in a wireless, local area network (WLAN). Thereafter, a unique identifier may be forwarded to a mobile device which uses the identifier to associate itself with one of the adjacent access points. Associating a mobile device with an adjacent access point using unique identifiers allows a WLAN to meet its load balancing objectives.

Title
Methods and devices for associating a mobile device to access points within a WLAN
Application Number
11/26904
Publication Number
8254347 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2004
Publication Date
August 28, 2012
Inventor
Mark Anthony Shawn Smith
Jersey City
NJ, US
Seung Jae Han
Basking Ridge
NJ, US
S Jamaloddin Golestani
New Providence
NJ, US
Yigal Bejerano
Springfield
NJ, US
Agent
Capitol Patent & Trademark Law Firm PLLC
Assignee
Alcatel Lucent
FR
IPC
H04W 4/00
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