US Patent No. 10,694,555

WIRELESS MESH NETWORK FORMATION


Patent No. 10,694,555
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Wireless Mesh Network Formation
Inventorship Guojun Zhang, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Yan Liu, ChongQing (CN)
Assignee Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,555

1. A method comprising:determining, by an access point, whether the access point is to function as an unconnected mesh portal in a wireless mesh network, wherein the access point has a first port and a second port, and wherein determining whether the access point is to function as the unconnected mesh portal in the wireless mesh network further comprises determining whether the first port and the second port are connected to each other via a cable;
in response to the determination that the access point is to function as the unconnected mesh portal in the wireless mesh network, using a self-assigned Internet Protocol (IP) addressing technique to obtain an IP address for the access point; and
implementing a stored static mesh key to form the wireless mesh network with an other access point and to output configuration information to the other access point.