WIRELESS SESSION CONFIGURATION PERSISTENCE

Register WIPO Patent
Application Number US2013042839
Publication Number 2013/184433
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-05-28
Publication Date 2013-12-12
Owner TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Coughlin, Brian
  • Chen, John, A.

Abstract

A wireless access point employs a wireless configuration database for retrieving a stored wireless profile corresponding to a subscriber device from a remote location that enables the user to establish an Internet connection using their subscriber device with the same network identifiers and settings employed from the home wireless profile. The network identifier is typically an SSID (Service Set Identification), and labels the wireless configuration using a mnemonic name familiar to the user. The wireless configuration also denotes authentication and security (passphrase) tokens required for access, and would therefore enable the user to sign on at the remote wireless access point using the passphrase already known from their home WiFi arrangement. Subsequent attempts automatically establishing a connection to the subscriber device upon detection and authentication using the retrieved wireless profile without broadcasting an open SSID receivable by other wireless devices within range.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/08 - Access restriction or access information delivery, e.g. discovery data delivery
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication