Patent Number: 9,433,008

Title: Methods and apparatus for channel selection in a wireless local area network

Abstract: In an aspect, methods and apparatus of communication include detecting a channel reselection condition for triggering reselection from a current channel to a first potential channel. The methods and apparatus further include determining that a first timer value meets or exceeds a first timer threshold value based at least in part on detecting the channel reselection condition. Additionally, the methods and apparatus include selecting the first potential channel from a channel list when the first timer value meets or exceeds the first timer threshold value. In another aspect, methods and apparatus include detecting an initial channel selection condition for triggering selection of a first initial channel. The methods and apparatus further include forming a channel list including one or more channels based on one or more channel selection parameters. Additionally, the methods and apparatus include selecting the first initial channel from the channel list.

Inventors: Werner; Marc Walter (Heroldsberg, DE), Garavaglia; Andrea (Nuremberg, DE), Stupar; Patrick (Nuremberg, DE), Sadek; Ahmed Kamel (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04W 72/08 (20090101); H04W 72/04 (20090101); H04W 84/12 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 2020-08-30 0:00:00