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Intruder detection using a wireless service mesh network

The disclosed teachings relate to intruder detection. Some of the subject matter described herein includes a computer-implemented method for detecting physical movement using a wireless mesh network that provides wireless data communication, the wireless mesh network having a plurality of mesh points, each mesh point having a wireless coverage, the... Netgear Inc

Interference test setup systems, structures and processes

Disclosed are methods and systems for interactive dynamic interference testing of wireless environments, which can emulate wireless traffic for multiple homes, apartments and offices. The emulated wireless environment can emulate a wide variety of 802.11 traffic, as well as other types of traffic. Some embodiments can also control any of... Netgear Inc

Distributed multi-band wireless networking system

Disclosed is a dedicated control channel for a WLAN network. A number of access points are networked together and communicate data necessary to propagate the WLAN over a backhaul channel, however a dedicated radio on each access point is used to communicate control information between the access points. The control... Netgear Inc

Distributed multi-band wireless networking system

Disclosed is a way to expand the range of Internet of Things devices in a home, office, or structure to the range of a local WiFi network. This is accomplished by generating a network bridge for the devices using machine-to-machine protocols to communicate using the WiFi network backhaul channel. Transmissions... Netgear Inc

Machine learning coordinated wireless networking

The disclosed methods and systems use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to model the usage and interference on each channel. For example, units of the system can measure channel interference regularly over the time of day on all radios. The interference information is communicated to the base... Netgear Inc

Changing topology in a wireless network

Methods, apparatuses, and embodiments related to a technique for changing topology of a wireless network in a multi-band wireless networking system. In a wireless network with multiple wireless networking devices and one or more client devices, communications between the wireless networking devices occurs via a backhaul channel, and communication between... Netgear Inc

Indoor positioning and tracking using a multi-band wireless networking system

Systems and methods are introduced for indoor positioning and tracking of devices and objects using a multi-band wireless networking system. In an embodiment, multiple wireless networking devices are interconnected via a dedicated wireless backhaul to collectively form a single multi-band wireless network providing broad coverage to a client device. The... Netgear Inc

Managing interference in a wireless network

Methods, apparatuses, and embodiments related to a technique for managing interference of communication of a wireless network in a multi-band wireless networking system. In an example wireless network with multiple wireless networking devices and one or more client devices, communications between the wireless networking devices occurs via a backhaul channel,... Netgear Inc

Controlling channel usage in a wireless network

Methods, apparatuses, and embodiments related to a technique for controlling channel usage in a wireless network in a multi-band wireless networking system. In a wireless network with multiple wireless networking devices and one or more client devices, communications between the wireless networking devices occurs via a backhaul channel, and communication... Netgear Inc

Machine learning coordinated wireless networking

The disclosed methods and systems use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to model the usage and interference on each channel. For example, units of the system can measure channel interference regularly over the time of day on all radios. The interference information is communicated to the base... Netgear Inc

Backhaul and fronthaul communications in a wireless mesh network

Adjusting backhaul and fronthaul communication links of wireless mesh networks are described. In one aspect, characteristics of network data packets transmitted within a wireless mesh network can be identified. Based on those characteristics, fronthaul communication links and/or backhaul communication links can be adjusted.... Netgear Inc

Client roaming in a distributed multi-band wireless networking system

Client roaming techniques, such as those set forth in 802.11k, are extended to access point-based client roaming in a distributed multi-band wireless networking system. In particular, access points (APs) implement a series of algorithms that compare signals and make decisions on when to switch a client from one AP to... Netgear Inc

Radio frequency front end module with high band selectivity

A radio frequency front end module is provided for a high power capability and a high signal band selectivity. The front end module includes an external filter and an integrated circuit coupled with the external filter via two external filter leads. The integrated circuit includes a transmit-receive switch, a power... Netgear Inc

Systems and methods for cable and wlan coexistence

Various of the disclosed embodiments improve the operations of a combined access point/Cable modem. Though the access point component and the Cable modem component may perform operations in different spectrums, harmonics in the Cable spectrum may interfere with operations, e.g., in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz range, of the... Netgear Inc

Method and implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios and traffic management therein

Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits.... Netgear Inc

Channel steering for implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits.... Netgear Inc

Alignment of packets for implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits.... Netgear Inc

Power management techniques for a power sensitive wireless device

Techniques are disclosed for reducing power consumption on a power sensitive wireless device, such as for example a digital wireless camera operating on a battery. According to some techniques, power can be reduced when a portable device is in close proximity to the power sensitive wireless device, such as when... Netgear Inc

Power management techniques for a power sensitive wireless device

Techniques are disclosed for reducing power consumption on a power sensitive wireless device, such as for example a digital wireless camera operating on a battery. According to some techniques, power can be reduced when a portable device is in close proximity to the power sensitive wireless device, such as when... Netgear Inc

Multi-band wireless station having multiple radios in one band

The disclosure is related to a multi-band wireless station, e.g., a wireless access point, that includes more than one wireless radio in the same frequency band. The wireless station operates at multiple frequency bands, e.g., 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Further, the wireless station includes multiple radios in the same... Netgear Inc

Systems and methods for lte and wlan coexistence

Various of the disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for enabling LTE® and wireless, e.g., ISM band, applications to coexist on a same device or on separate devices in proximity to one another. Some embodiments implement a remediation and/or channel transition process for the wireless devices following detection of LTE®-related... Netgear Inc

Systems and methods for wireless link balancing in wireless networks

Systems and methods for controlling the transmit power and the receive sensitivity of an access point for achieving symmetric link balancing is described. When an access point operates with symmetric link performance, the access point does not inefficiently use available bandwidth for transmitting or re-transmitting to a client station that... Netgear Inc

Automatic wireless network channel selection

A method for selecting signal channel for a wireless networking device is provided. The method collects WLAN and non-WLAN interference information on the candidate channels. The method then determines a weighted grade for each of the candidate channels based on the collected WLAN and non-WLAN interference information. A channel is... Netgear Inc

System and bridging to a lte wireless communication network

A system and method for bridging user devices communicating according to a 3rd Generation (3G) communication protocol to a LTE wireless communication network, thereby enabling user devices that do not have sufficient signal strength for directly coupling to the LTE wireless communication network to nevertheless access such wireless communication systems... Netgear Inc

Camera with polygonal lens

A camera and/or a method of manufacturing said camera configured for receiving a widescreen format image from an LED array camera having a reduced form factor. The camera has a generally circular LED array located around an image sensor and a generally polygonal lens covering the generally circular LED array.... Netgear Inc

Repeater bandwidth, radio configuration, and adc clock speed adjustment

In a repeater, a mechanism checks multiple parameters and makes repeater bandwidth, radio configuration, and ADC clock speed adjustments. multiple repeater parameters are checked and the repeater bandwidth is optimized based upon any of adjusting bandwidth based on best throughput; adjusting bandwidth based on Internet speed; adjusting mapping based on... Netgear Inc

System and stacking receiver channels for increased system through-put in an rf data transmission system

A wireless RF data transmission system has at least one base station transmitting control information on a control channel and high speed data on at least one data channel. At least one subscriber station receives the control information and data channels, adjusting a modulation and/or coding of reception of the... Netgear Inc

Method and analyzing and verifying functionality of multiple network devices

A network device test station (“TS”) is capable of simultaneously testing and verifying a group of routers and/or switches at the same time. The TS includes a user interface (“UI”), a test bed engine, and a TS manager. The UI facilitates interactive communication between TS and user via an interactive... Netgear Inc

Wireless router or residential gateway capable of distinguishing power-sensitive wireless sensors and providing separate treatment thereto

Techniques are disclosed for a wireless router or residential gateway to distinguish power-sensitive wireless sensors and provide separate treatments thereto for low power consumption connections. In some embodiments, a network device includes a wireless network circuit, and control circuitry coupled to the network circuit and configured to, upon receipt of... Netgear Inc

Wireless communication in an environment with electronic interference

Methods, apparatuses, and embodiments related to wireless communication in an environment with electromagnetic interference. In some embodiments, a wireless communication parameter of a wireless device, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN) device, is set to a first value, and a first frame or packet is wirelessly transmitted or... Netgear Inc

Dual band lte small cell

A dual band LTE small cell base station communicates on both licensed bands and unlicensed bands. The small cell base station modifies the communication protocol utilized by the licensed band to enable communication over an unlicensed band. This modification involves replacing the physical (PHY) layer of the licensed band communication... Netgear Inc

Compact passive repeater

An embodiment of the invention provides a transmissive passive repeater having two or more antenna arrays, each array comprised of a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna array has an associated region. An aperture is defined by the antenna arrays with which energy at respective antenna arrays passes between each... Netgear Inc

Dual band lte small cell

A dual band LTE small cell base station communicates on both licensed bands and unlicensed bands. The small cell base station modifies the communication protocol utilized by the licensed band to enable communication over an unlicensed band. This modification involves replacing the physical (PHY) layer of the licensed band communication... Netgear Inc

Isolated multiband tubular dipole

A dual band end fed dipole provides at least two distinct operating frequencies, e.g. 2.45 GHz and 5.5 GHz. Properties of the antenna include low cost to manufacture, e.g. ease of automation; minimal manual labor to manufacture, e.g. reliability; dual band operation; broad bandwidth; good feed line isolation; omnidirectional beam... Netgear Inc

Broad band diversity antenna system

A broad band diversity antenna system comprises a system of log periodic antennas (LPA) and dipole antennas. Two LPAs form a balanced dipole by feeding the back ends of the LPA. The feed is improved by the addition of a balun to ensure RF balance. Because a dipole only requires... Netgear Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223853

Four-point tethered o-ring for removable cover

An electronic device and/or a method of sealing said device are configured for ease of installation and use. The electronic device has a housing having a recess, a cover concealing the recess and having walls extending circumferentially around the cover and having a channel formed in the outer surface thereof,... Netgear Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195956

Method and economizing power consumption in wireless products

Various of the disclosed embodiments concern efficiency improvements in wireless products. For example, some embodiments specify profiles for regional and custom-specified operational constraints. The profiles may be retrieved from across a network or stored locally upon the device. The profiles may specify various configuration adjustments that optimize the system's performance.... Netgear Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180105

Ieee 802.11 communication utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation

Wireless communication under IEEE 802.11 standards utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation where an AP or UE employs an ultra-wideband tuner to evaluate available spectrum between several communication bands. Rather than being constrained to communicate in a single communication band, the AP and UEs may utilize more than one communication band... Netgear Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171864

Ieee 802.11 communication utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation

Wireless communication under IEEE 802.11 standards utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation where an AP or UE employs an ultra-wideband tuner to evaluate available spectrum between several communication bands. Rather than being constrained to communicate in a single communication band, the AP and UEs may utilize more than one communication band... Netgear Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164210

Spectrum allocation multi-band wireless rf data communications

A dual band spectrum allocation system and method for wireless data communications uses discrete bands for upstream and downstream data communications. A preferred embodiment uses unlicensed UNII bands for license-free data transmissions from a subscriber to a hub, and uses relatively interference free licensed bands for data transmissions from a... Netgear Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134255

Rate estimation in a wireless mesh network

Introduced here are techniques to provide automated mesh point survey and guided installation for assisting the installation and configuration of a wireless mesh network. Additional implementation techniques are also introduced including, for example, link rate estimation, roaming, and dedicated backhaul link implementation in such wireless mesh network, are also discussed.... Netgear Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135018

Roaming in a wireless mesh network

Introduced here are techniques to provide automated mesh point survey and guided installation for assisting the installation and configuration of a wireless mesh network. Additional implementation techniques are also introduced including, for example, link rate estimation, roaming, and dedicated backhaul link implementation in such wireless mesh network, are also discussed.... Netgear Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135022

Dedicated backhaul link for a robust wireless mesh network

Introduced here are techniques to provide automated mesh point survey and guided installation for assisting the installation and configuration of a wireless mesh network. Additional implementation techniques are also introduced including, for example, link rate estimation, roaming, and dedicated backhaul link implementation in such wireless mesh network, are also discussed.... Netgear Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135104

Dedicated backhaul for whole home coverage

A dedicated backhaul for whole home coverage variously applies optimization techniques, e.g. using the 5 GHz high band or low band as a dedicated backhaul; using the 2.4 GHz band as backup if the 5 GHz band fails to reach between nodes; using Ethernet when it is better than the... Netgear Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135145

Automated mesh point survey and guided installation for a wireless mesh network

Introduced here are techniques to provide automated mesh point survey and guided installation for assisting the installation and configuration of a wireless mesh network. Additional implementation techniques are also introduced including, for example, link rate estimation, roaming, and dedicated backhaul link implementation in such wireless mesh network, are also discussed.... Netgear Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126953

Rf front end power control for low power rf devices

The invention is directed to a radio unit contained within a housing of a wireless communication device or system, the radio unit including: a signal processing unit for performing one or more wireless protocol processing functions; a radio-frequency (RF) front end unit coupled to the signal processing unit; and a... Netgear Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126973

System and management of battery power

The invention is directed to battery power management. In one embodiment, the invention provides a battery control unit for managing battery power supplied to a product, the battery control unit including: a first battery and a second battery coupled to each other in a parallel configuration, each of the first... Netgear Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127347

Lost access point power save mode for wifi devices

The invention is directed to a wireless communication device that includes: a radio unit configured to provide two-way wireless communications; a host processing unit; and a sleep mode unit, coupled to the host processing unit and the radio unit, configured to control a sleep time of the host processing unit... Netgear Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127349

Secondary processor management allowing deep sleep of primary processor

The invention is directed to a wireless communication device that includes: a radio unit for performing wireless communications with at least one external device; at least one battery for supplying power to the wireless communication device; and at least one processing unit for controlling the radio unit, wherein the at... Netgear Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094529

Dual band lte small cell

A dual band LTE small cell base station communicates on both licensed bands and unlicensed bands. The small cell base station modifies the communication protocol utilized by the licensed band to enable communication over an unlicensed band. This modification involves replacing the physical (PHY) layer of the licensed band communication... Netgear Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094671

Active antenna for wireless local area network devices

Various embodiments are described herein that improve the signal reception and transmission capabilities of an access point by coupling an active antenna assembly to the access point. An active antenna assembly includes an antenna and at least one active component, such as a low-noise amplifier or a power amplifier. The... Netgear Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094714

System and bridging to a lte wireless communication network

A system and method for bridging user devices communicating according to a 3rd Generation (3G) communication protocol to a LTE wireless communication network, thereby enabling user devices that do not have sufficient signal strength for directly coupling to the LTE wireless communication network to nevertheless access such wireless communication systems... Netgear Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094715

System and bridging to a lte wireless communication network

A system and method for bridging user devices communicating according to a 3rdGeneration (3G) communication protocol to a LTE wireless communication network, thereby enabling user devices that do not have sufficient signal strength for directly coupling to the LTE wireless communication network to nevertheless access such wireless communication systems and... Netgear Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085278

Systems and methods for implementing a wireless device that supports wlan modules operating simultaneously in different wireless bands

Systems and methods for enabling a WLAN client to communicate simultaneously over more than one band at a time are described, where each client has at least one radio that is operational in each supported band. Load balancing based on traffic requirements optimizes the use of the multiple bands.... Netgear Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085757

Camera

A camera including at least one camera lens disposed on or in the outer surface of a front all of housing and an inwardly projecting concave dome recessed within a rear wall of the outer surface of the housing. The housing lacks protrusions extending rearwardly of the rear wall. The... Netgear Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040680

Selective specific absorption rate (sar) mitigation

Systems, methods, and devices for reducing specific absorption rate (SAR) for an antenna are disclosed. An example method includes determining a location of a hotspot on a surface of the antenna, the hotspot comprising an area of increased SAR above a predetermined limit. The method further includes introducing a recess... Netgear Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040734

Network device with reconfigurable power cord assembly

A network device and a method of use are configured for ease of installation and use. The network device has a housing on which is provided a plurality of ports. A power cord assembly has a body bearing a cord and a connector for mating with a power input. Depending... Netgear Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041028

Systems and methods for improving wlan range

Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz... Netgear Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026307

System and remote managing applications in a network appliance

A computer-implemented method for providing an interface to a first network device using a second device through one or more wired and/or wireless networks is described. The method includes receiving an installation indication at a processor of the first network device from a remote application on a second network device,... Netgear Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026917

Systems and methods for wireless link balancing in wireless networks

Systems and methods for controlling the transmit power and the receive sensitivity of an access point for achieving symmetric link balancing is described. When an access point operates with symmetric link performance, the access point does not inefficiently use available bandwidth for transmitting or re-transmitting to a client station that... Netgear Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006409

Wireless sensor base station with coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Techniques are disclosed for reducing interference, in a network device, among multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, a network device includes a first and a second wireless network circuit. The network circuits operate in a same radio... Netgear Inc








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