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1. (WO2016061463) ACCESS POINT SELECTION BASED ON ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/061463    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055955
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 17 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04W 36/00
H04W 48/16
H04W 48/20
H04W 84/12
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: ZHOU, Yan
CHERIAN, George
Title: ACCESS POINT SELECTION BASED ON ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE
Abstract:
Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a wireless device, and for selecting or coordinating with an access point (AP) based on association performance of access points. A wireless device under the coverage of more than one AP can associate with one or more APs to establish communication with a network. A wireless device may estimate a delay due to authentication with an AP, and the wireless device may communicate with another AP while waiting to be authenticated. In some examples, a wireless device may associate with an AP despite sub-optimal access metrics; this may involve certain permissions from the AP. In other examples, an AP may manage pre-association devices, post-association devices, or both, based on certain priorities. A mobile device may request and/or receive information regarding association delays and/or channel load metrics from one or several APs and may select an AP accordingly.