US Patent No. 10,973,028

INTELLIGENT BAND SELECTION FOR WIRELESS ACCESS POINT


Patent No. 10,973,028
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Intelligent Band Selection For Wireless Access Point
Inventorship Paul James Husted, San Jose, CA (US)
Nihar Jindal, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,028

1. An access system for a wireless local area network, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
a machine-readable medium comprising instructions stored therein, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
initiating operation in a first frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands of the wireless local area network to provide one or more wireless client devices of the wireless local area network with access to a wireless wide area network;
processing one or more association requests received in the first frequency band to identify one or more associated wireless client devices of the one or more wireless client devices;
determining whether each of the one or more associated wireless client devices supports a second frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands, the second frequency band having a different frequency than the first frequency band, wherein determining whether each of the one or more associated wireless client devices supports the second frequency band comprises determining whether the one or more associated wireless client devices previously associated to the access system and operated in the second frequency band while associated to the access system; and
sending a request to the one or more associated wireless client devices to transition from the first frequency band to the second frequency band based on determining that each of the one or more associated wireless client devices supports the second frequency band.