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1. (WO2018165340) DYNAMIC ACCESS-POINT LINK AGGREGATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165340    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021410
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04L 12/741
H04L 29/12
H04L 12/46
Applicants: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
Inventors: CHIRREDDY, Venkat
WU, Yun
LI, Gun
LIN, Ta-Chien
JOO, Yong, Seok
Title: DYNAMIC ACCESS-POINT LINK AGGREGATION
Abstract:
An access point that provides link aggregation is described. During operation, this access point receives a message that may include a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) response with an Internet protocol (IP) address of a gateway for an electronic device to access a network and a media access control (MAC) address of the electronic device. Based on the MAC address and/or at least a characteristic of the electronic device (such as a configuration, a capability and/or an operating system of the electronic device), the access point may determine a different IP address of another gateway for the electronic device to access the network. Moreover, the access point may modify the DHCP response by substituting the IP address of the other gateway for the IP address of gateway in a modified DHCP response. Next, the access point provides the modified DHCP response to the electronic device.