Patent Number: 8,879,450

Title: Enhancing PS-poll for low-power WiFi

Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques for a network controller to obtain a group-addressed packet destined for multiple subscriber stations (SSs) belonging to a group. The network controller to determine that a particular SS in the group is currently unable to receive group-addressed packets due to being in a sleep mode, transmit the group-addressed packet and retain the group-addressed packet in a buffer. After receiving a poll from the particular SS, the network controller is to retransmit the group-addressed packet.

Inventors: Park; Minyoung (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04H 20/71 (20080101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00