Patent Number: 8,792,371

Title: Method for determining a group owner in a wireless network

Abstract: A method for a device to determine a group owner that functions as an access point in a wireless network is provided. In the method, a first device acquires first intention information indicating the first device's intention to become a group owner and receives, from a second device, second intention information indicating the second device's intention to become a group owner, and compares the first intention information and the second intention information to determine that one of the first and second devices is a group owner. This method enables smooth communication between devices in a wireless network since a device which has more available power or can operate for a longer time can become a group owner.

Inventors: Woo; Jooin (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.

International Classification: H04J 1/16 (20060101); H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018