US Patent No. 10,485,046

METHOD FOR USING LEGACY WI-FI AND WI-FI P2P SIMULTANEOUSLY


Patent No. 10,485,046
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Method For Using Legacy Wi-fi And Wi-fi P2p Simultaneously
Inventorship Bu-Seop Jung, Suwon-si (KR)
Jung-Hun Lee, Suwon-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,046

1. An electronic device for connecting with a Wi-Fi network, the electronic device comprising:a communication circuitry; and
at least one processor configured to:
establish a legacy Wi-Fi connection via the communication circuitry,
receive a request for a Wi-Fi peer-to-peer (P2P) connection during the legacy Wi-Fi connection,
identify a channel used for the legacy Wi-Fi connection, in response to the request for the Wi-Fi P2P connection during the legacy Wi-Fi connection,
obtain a Group Owner (GO) right of Wi-Fi P2P, in response to the request for the Wi-Fi P2P connection during the legacy Wi-Fi connection, and
after the obtaining of the GO right during the legacy Wi-Fi connection, perform a listen state on the channel identified as being used for the legacy Wi-Fi connection and perform a search state on a social channel of Wi-Fi P2P,
wherein the performance of the listen state and the performance of the search state are repeated until the Wi-Fi P2P connection is established, while the GO right is maintained during the legacy Wi-Fi connection.