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Minimize of Time-outs During Association

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030914D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Any wireless user has familiarly with the frustration of with attempting to log onto a network. Frequently the experience is very fast, however there are times where the logon takes seconds or minutes. The slow response times can have down stream effects, given Microsoft fast boot/resume requirements, it is very possible that the system will have booted and launched applications before the network association has occurred. In these situations, the user may experience a wide variety of error messages from the various applications. As wireless becomes pervasive and used by novice users will undoubtedly result in increase in help center calls. In this article we eliminate a major source of variability in the wireless client authentication time.