US 9,813,527 B2
Management of network configuration and address provisioning
John Jason Brzozowski, Schwenksville, PA (US); Jason Combs, Cherry Hill, NJ (US); and Christopher Tuska, Parker, CO (US)
Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Filed by Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Filed on May 4, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/146,435.
Application 15/146,435 is a continuation of application No. 13/827,500, filed on Mar. 14, 2013, granted, now 9,363,340.
Prior Publication US 2016/0323423 A1, Nov. 3, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 29/12 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 69/18 (2013.01) [H04L 41/0806 (2013.01); H04L 61/2007 (2013.01); H04L 61/6086 (2013.01); H04L 69/167 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
transmitting, to a network device, a first message comprising an access layer control message, the first message specifying one of a first protocol or a second protocol;
determining a first logical address for the network device based at least on the first message;
transmitting, to the network device, a second message, wherein the second message specifies one of a first mode, directing the network device to use the first protocol to connect to a network, or a second mode, directing the network device to use the second protocol to connect to the network;
receiving, from the network device, a notification to release the first logical address; and
determining a second logical address for the network device, the second logical address being defined according to the second message.