Patent Number: 7,133,374

Title: Processing wireless packets to reduce host power consumption

Abstract: An access point in a wireless network may receive packets over a wired network. The access point may be provided with instructions from the host to determine when to awaken the host from a reduced power consumption state in response to the receipt of a packet. Thus, the access point can enforce wake packet filtering rules while the host is maintained in a reduced power consumption state. This may reduce the power consumption of the host by avoiding the unnecessary awakening of the host every time a packet of little importance arrives over the network.

Inventors: Lo; Steve C. (Portland, OR), Huckins; Jeffrey L. (Chandler, AZ), Kitchin; Duncan M. (Beaverton, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04B 7/185 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00