US 9,813,841 B2
Wireless wide area network (WWAN) assisted proximity wireless local area network (WLAN) peer-to-peer (P2P) connection and offloading
Hujun Yin, Saratoga, CA (US); Rongzhen Yang, Shanghai (CN); and Jin Fu, Shanghai (CN)
Assigned to INTEL CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Appl. No. 13/997,253
Filed by Hujun Yin, Saratoga, CA (US); Rongzhen Yang, Shanghai (CN); and Jin Fu, Shanghai (CN)
PCT Filed Dec. 20, 2011, PCT No. PCT/US2011/066160
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Jun. 22, 2013,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/095382, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 27, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0115058 A1, Apr. 24, 2014
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01); H04W 12/06 (2009.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/005 (2013.01) [H04W 12/06 (2013.01); H04W 76/023 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01); H04W 88/06 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer program product, comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer readable program code embodied therein, the computer readable program code adapted to be executed to implement a method for wireless wide area network (WWAN) assisted proximity wireless local area network (WLAN) peer-to-peer (P2P) connection and offloading, comprising:
identifying, by a first wireless device and a second wireless device using a proximity application via a WWAN connection, a desired WLAN P2P connection between the first and second wireless devices, wherein each wireless device has a WWAN radio and a WLAN radio;
sending WLAN configuration information for the first and second wireless devices and proximity information for the first and second wireless devices, via the WWAN connection to a P2P configuration server, in response to identifying the WLAN connection desired between the first and second wireless devices;
receiving WLAN P2P configuration settings, from the P2P configuration server via the WWAN connection by the first and second wireless devices, for WLAN P2P communication between the first and second wireless devices, wherein the WLAN P2P configuration settings are based on the WLAN configuration information and the proximity information sent to the P2P configuration server in response to identifying the WLAN connection desired between the first and second wireless devices;
setting up a WLAN P2P connection between the first and second wireless devices, by the first and second wireless device, using the WLAN P2P configuration settings received from the P2P configuration server via the WWAN connection; and
communicating between the first and the second wireless devices using the WLAN P2P connection.