US Patent No. 10,485,043

MULTI-CONNECTION ACCESS POINT


Patent No. 10,485,043
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Multi-connection Access Point
Inventorship Wei Huang, Beijing (CN)
Hsiu-Wei Liu, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Chunfeng Wang, Beijing (CN)
Assignee Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,043

1. An access point comprising a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processing resource, cause the processing resource to:establish a first connection to a first controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the first controller to generate a first virtual access point with the first controller; and
establish a second connection to a second controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the second controller to generate a second virtual access point with the second controller,
wherein the access point provides services to a first zone through the first virtual access point and a second zone through the second virtual access point and the first controller is configured to manage one or more settings of the first virtual access point of the access point and one or more other first zone access points without affecting the second controller from separately managing one or more settings of the second virtual access point of the access point and one or more other second zone access points,
wherein the first controller utilizes a first protocol and the second controller utilizes a second protocol, and
wherein setting changes received from the first controller overrides setting changes received from the second controller.