Patent Number: 8,218,468

Title: Method and system for multicast retry in a communication network

Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for multicast retry in a communication network may include an originator station device within a multicast group that enables transmission of one or more PDUs via a network utilizing a multicast address. The transmitted one or more PDUs may be associated with an identified multicast flow. Subsequent to transmission of the one or more PDUs, the originator station device may receive one or more acknowledgment PDUs. The received acknowledgment PDUs may enable the originator station device to determine whether the transmitted PDUs were successfully received by one or more destination terminal devices. One or more of the PDUs may be retransmitted based on the determination. The originator station device and one or more destination terminal devices may be members of a multicast group. The multicast group may be identified based on the multicast address.

Inventors: Fischer; Matthew J. (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: H04H 20/71 (20080101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00