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AP Assisted throughput booster

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246570D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 155K

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Abstract

One solution is to dynamically increase the priority of non-voice/video data traffic based on certain inputs like internal monitoring of various types of RX/TX traffic and the AP's input on current traffic flow in the wireless media.

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AP Assisted throughput booster

Currently all applications follow the Quality of Service (QoS) rules set in their driver. As per QoS rules, priority of voice and video data is high compared to best-effort and background data. Higher priority data packets have the following advantages: they spend less time in transmission queue, they have less of a back off period which makes retransmission quick in case of collision, and more packets can be exchanged once access is gained to wireless media.

One problem is that if a customer occasionally uses voice/video applications but most of the time uses non-voice/video applications (best-effort/background), then packets from the voice/video applications spend more time in transmission queue unnecessarily, losing the benefits mentioned above.

The AP channel may not be optimally utilized when non voice/video applications are used most of the time. Performance of non-voice/video application may not be boosted even if there is an opportunity to boost due to QoS restrictions.

One solution is to dynamically increase the priority of non-voice/video data traffic based on certain inputs like internal monitoring of various types of RX/TX traffic and the AP's input on current traffic flow in the wireless media.

The decision to increase the priority of non-voice/video traffic may be based on the following inputs.

1. The driver internally monitoring different types of data being transmitted or received. If the WLAN driver finds that a device is only using non voice/video data for a certain duration, then it may take a decision to boost the priority of such data traffic.

2. Before boosting the priority, the device may consult t...