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  • Patent number: 8665819
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes providing an Internet Protocol (IP) address based on an authentication request associated with a device, the authentication request being associated with a Wi-Fi protocol. The method also includes identifying a Wi-Fi event associated with the IP address, and mapping the Wi-Fi event to a WiMax event. Further, the method includes providing a WiMax message, which is based on the Wi-Fi event, to a network element. In other embodiments, the mapping further includes converting the Wi-Fi event to the WiMax message such that the WiMax message is presented to the network element in a WiMax format. The same IP address can be used for both the Wi-Fi event and the WiMax message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaraman Iyer, Anand Padmanabha Iyer