US Patent No. 10,798,702

PERIODIC FRAMES FOR CONTROL PLANE DATA TO MANAGE MULTI-BAND WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,798,702
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Periodic Frames For Control Plane Data To Manage Multi-band Wireless Networking System
Inventorship Peiman Amini, Mountain View, CA (US)
Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assignee NETGEAR, INC., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,702

1. A method comprising:wirelessly interconnecting a plurality of network nodes to collectively form a multi-band wireless network configured to provide network access to a client node connected to any of the plurality of network nodes;
establishing a control plane protocol that enables wireless communications of control plane data embedded in one or more periodic frames communicated by the plurality of network nodes; and
managing the multi-band wireless network by wirelessly communicating the one or more periodic frames between the plurality of network nodes in accordance with the control plane protocol,
wherein communicating one or more periodic frames comprises:
obtaining, by a first network node of the plurality of network nodes, a first periodic frame including a marker indicative of particular control plane data;
determining, by the first network node, that the first periodic frame includes the particular control plane data based on the marker; and
causing, by the first network node, transmission of the first periodic frame in accordance with the control plane protocol.