08374122 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 8 patents.

A system and method wherein mobile nodes scan both 802.16 and 802.11 radio channels for neighbor access points. A mobile node reports both WiMax and WiFi neighbor access points to its parent access point. A parent access point advertises both WiMax and WiFi neighbor access points to child mobile nodes to facilitate faster roaming and load balancing. A parent WiMax AP can direct a mobile node to roam to a neighbor WiFi access point that has a lighter load or offers enhanced services. As an option, a location tracking protocol is used to determine the location of a mobile node and the mobile node's parent AP advertises neighbor APs that offer services in the mobile node's location.

Title
System and method for integrated WiFi/WiMax neighbor AP discovery and AP advertisement
Application Number
11/313385
Publication Number
8374122 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2005
Publication Date
February 12, 2013
Inventor
John G Waclawsky
Frederick
MD, US
Keith Dettloff
Burbank
CA, US
Robert C Meier
Cuyahoga Falls
OH, US
Agent
Tucker Ellis
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
H04W 36/00
H04W 4/00
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