US Patent No. 10,602,551

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING ALTERNATIVE WIRELESS CONNECTIONS AND SELECTING A WIRELESS CONNECTION


Patent No. 10,602,551
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Methods And Apparatus For Testing Alternative Wireless Connections And Selecting A Wireless Connection
Inventorship Jody Beck, Parker, CO (US)
Assignee Charter Communications Operating, LLC, St. Louis, MO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,551

1. A method of operating a wireless terminal, the method comprising:establishing a first wireless connection with a first access point having network connectivity to a test server and a first communications end point;
communicating test packets, via the first wireless connection, to the test server using a communication connection with the test server identified by a first connection identifier, said communicating test packets including using a connection ID based protocol to communicate to said test server;
receiving first test packet communication scores from said test server in response to test packets communicated via the first wireless connection;
establishing a second wireless connection with a second access point having network connectivity to the test server;
communicating additional test packets, via the second wireless connection, to the test server, said communicating of additional test packets to the test server including using said connection ID based protocol and said first connection identifier to communicate said additional test packets to the test server; and
controlling transmission of test packets over at least one of the first and second wireless connections based on test scores received from the test server in response to test packets communicated via the first wireless connection.