US Patent No. 9,204,473

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCELERATED LINK SETUP


Patent No. 9,204,473
Issue Date December 01, 2015
Title Method And Apparatus For Accelerated Link Setup
Inventorship Lei Wang, San Diego, CA (US)
Yousif Targali, Cliffwood, NJ (US)
Sudheer A. Grandhi, Pleasanton, CA (US)
Xiaofei Wang, Cedar Grove, NJ (US)
Guodong Zhang, Syosset, NY (US)
Assignee InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, DE (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,204,473

1. A station (STA) comprising:
a receiver configured to receive an encapsulated association message, wherein the encapsulated association message includes
a fast extensible authentication protocol (EAP) using a pre-established security association;

a processor configured to generate a pairwise master key (PMK); and
a transmitter configured to transmit a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) request to an access point (AP) to establish
an internet protocol (IP) address assignment over a wireless local area network (WLAN); and

wherein the receiver and the transmitter are further configured to communicate with an authentication, authorization, and
accounting (AAA) server over the WLAN using the PMK.