Aruba Networks Patent Grants

Centralized configuration with dynamic distributed address management

Granted: October 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9787632
The present disclosure discloses a network device and/or method for centralized configuration with dynamic distributed address management. The disclosed network device receives, at a first network node, a range of sub network addresses and a specified size for a sub network. The disclosed network device then divides the range of sub network addresses into a plurality of sub-ranges of sub network addresses based on the specified size. Further, the network device allocates the plurality of…

Geographic proximity based service discovery

Granted: October 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9787778
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method comprises an operation of determining, by a first digital device, a location of a second digital device providing a network service. Thereafter, information is provided to a digital device requesting the network service based on the determined location of the second digital device.

Precise and custom location based service discovery application for wired and wireless devices

Granted: October 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9788154
The present disclosure discloses a method and network device for providing precise and custom location based service discovery application for wired and wireless devices. Specifically, a network device determines a location of a client device. The network device also identifies a first region including the location of the client device, and identifies at least one network device associated with the first region. Responsive at least to determining that the at least one network device is…

Estimating a relative difference between signal strengths of wireless signals received by a device

Granted: September 26, 2017
Patent Number: 9775102
Methods and systems are described for determining an optimal access point for a client device based on the relative difference between signal strengths of wireless signals received by the client device from access points. In particular, the signal strengths of wireless signals received by a client device from access points are determined without receipt of signal strength and/or transmit power information from the client device. Instead, the signal strength difference value may be…

Distributed media classification algorithm in a service controller platform for enhanced scalability

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769233
A network system and the method is described that splits media identification logic and media classification and/or general data session processing/management logic into separate controllers (e.g., between the local controllers and a service controller). By separating media identification logic and media classification logic (or general media processing/management logic), the system and method allows for greater flexibility and scalability in a network system employing a service…

Dynamic host configuration protocol release on behalf of a user

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756148
The present disclosure discloses a method and a network device for performing DHCP release on behalf of a user in dynamic network environments. Specifically, a network device determines that a client device is no longer using a first Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to the client device. In response to the determining that the client device is no longer using the first IP address, the network device then generates a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) release message on…

Method and system for partitioning wireless local area network

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756682
The present disclosure discloses a method and system for partitioning WLAN in order to separate network traffic from different WLANs. Specifically, a network device receives a packet from a client connected to a first network device on an access network. The network device then determines that the received packet is associated with a VLAN that is pre-configured on the first network device based on the access network to which the client is connected. Furthermore, the network device…

Infrastructure coordinated media access control address assignment

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9749289
Described herein are systems, devices, techniques and products for managing the dynamic assignment of media access control (MAC) addresses to wireless network devices, such as by identifying a dynamically assigned MAC address before, after, or during a wireless association process and communicating the dynamically assigned MAC address to a wireless network device. Also disclosed are systems, devices, techniques and products for preventing a denial of service attack on a wireless access…

Tiered network access based on user action

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9749826
The present disclosure discloses a method and network device for providing tiered network access based on user actions. Specifically, a network device can identify a social action performed by a user, where the social action is performed while the user is logged into a social network application. Furthermore, the network device can select a network access level of a plurality of network access levels based on the social action. Accordingly, the network device grants a client device…

Adaptive resource allocation in congested wireless local area network deployment

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736719
The present disclosure discloses a method and a network device for adaptive resource allocation in congested wireless local area network deployment. Specifically, a network device dynamically assigns priorities of client devices associated with a remote access point based at least on an application type or a traffic type corresponding to each client device. Further, the network device transmits the priorities of the client devices to the remote access point in response to the wired…

Modifying feedback information to control a source device

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736720
A non-transitory computer readable medium includes instructions which, when executed by one or more processors cause performance of operations, including: receiving feedback information related to a receipt of packets by a receiving device, the packets being transmitted by a source device, modifying the feedback information to obtain modified information related to the receipt of the packets by the receiving device, and transmitting, to the source device, the modified information related…

Architecture of managing beacons using access points

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736870
Described herein are systems, methods and computer program products for controlling operation of wireless beacons, such as Bluetooth Low Energy beacons. Multiple beacons may be controlled centrally or may work together in a cooperative fashion such that signals can be exchanged between or repeated by beacons in order to allow for signals received at one beacon to reach another beacon without requiring further central interaction. Power settings of beacons may be altered to change power…

Delivering and managing multicast traffic over wireless LANs

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9729337
Processing of MLD control packets in an access point (AP) connected to a digital network. According to the present invention, an AP in a network converts MLD queries from multicast to unicast and sends these unicast packets to each client of the AP. These MLD query packets may be filtered or restricted by per-user client rules These MLD query packets may also be tagged as high priority packets to speed their delivery. The AP also suppresses the retransmission of MLD Join packets to…

Power save aware multicast support

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9730155
The present disclosure discloses a system and a method for providing power save aware multicast support. Specifically, a network device first determines that each of a first subset of client devices, of a plurality of client devices, is associated with a first characteristic indicating that the first subset of client devices is not in a power save mode. Based at least on the first determination, the network device transmits a message in a multicast format to the first subset of client…

Method and system for partitioning wireless local area network

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9730269
The present disclosure discloses a method and system for partitioning WLAN in order to separate network traffic from different WLANs. Specifically, a network device receives a packet from a client connected to a first network device on an access network. The network device then determines that the received packet is associated with a VLAN that is pre-configured on the first network device based on the access network to which the client is connected. Furthermore, the network device…

Mitigating wireless networking problems of a wireless network

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720760
Systems, methods and apparatuses for mitigating a wireless networking problem of a wireless network are disclosed. One method includes determining, by an analytics engine, a problem associated with the wireless network, wherein the analytics engine is operative as a central intelligence for detection, analyzing, classifying, root-causing, or controlling the wireless network. The method further includes receiving, by the analytics engine, a collected user input and state information,…

System, apparatus and method for managing client devices within a wireless network

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9723491
According to one embodiment, a system and computer-readable storage medium for storage of software directed to the management of associations between network devices is described. The computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions which, when executed by at least one hardware processor on a network device, causes performance of operations, comprising: (1) determining a desired operating state for a client device under analysis, the client device being associated with a first…

System and method for determining deterioration in call quality between one or more wireless end-users based on codec characteristics

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716739
The present disclosure discloses a system and method for determining deterioration in call quality between one or more wireless end-users based on codec characteristics. Specifically, a network device determines a codec associated with a call between two client devices. Then, the network device determines a transmission rate based on the codec. Moreover, the network device estimates a number of packets to be received by an access point that a first client device is associated with based…

Device abstraction in autonomous wireless local area networks

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712383
According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a managed network device assigns to itself an IP address, in absence of a DHCP service, in a link local address space within a wireless network. The system further responds to a network frame received from another device based on the assigned IP address in the link local address space. The network frame can be a network traffic frame, a control path frame, and/or a management frame. The control path frame comprises a source IP address…

Client device address assignment following authentication

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712489
Methods and systems are described for assigning the proper internet protocol (IP) address to a client device following authentication of the client device on a network. In particular, at commencement of an authentication procedure of the client device, a role is associated with the client device that denies all DHCP renews/requests. By assigning a role to the client device 103 with a “deny DHCP renew/request” rule at the commencement of an authentication procedure, the systems and…