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Publication numberWO2008061348 B1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/CA2007/002074
Publication date17 Jul 2008
Filing date20 Nov 2007
Priority date21 Nov 2006
Also published asCA2636384A1, CA2636384C, CA2670033A1, CA2670033C, CA2670038A1, CA2670038C, CA2670056A1, CA2670056C, CN101578900A, CN101578900B, EP1974505A1, EP1974505A4, EP1974505B1, EP2084855A1, EP2084855A4, EP2084856A1, EP2084856A4, EP2084930A1, EP2084930A4, EP2084930B1, EP2346211A2, EP2346211A3, US8595365, US8874764, US20080181187, US20110235624, US20110238824, US20110238847, WO2008061347A1, WO2008061348A1, WO2008061349A1, WO2008061349B1, WO2008061350A1, WO2008061351A1
Publication numberPCT/2007/2074, PCT/CA/2007/002074, PCT/CA/2007/02074, PCT/CA/7/002074, PCT/CA/7/02074, PCT/CA2007/002074, PCT/CA2007/02074, PCT/CA2007002074, PCT/CA200702074, PCT/CA7/002074, PCT/CA7/02074, PCT/CA7002074, PCT/CA702074, WO 2008/061348 B1, WO 2008061348 B1, WO 2008061348B1, WO-B1-2008061348, WO2008/061348B1, WO2008061348 B1, WO2008061348B1
InventorsSherryl Lee Lorraine Scott, Zaheen Somani, Alexander J Reif
ApplicantResearch In Motion Ltd, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott, Zaheen Somani, Alexander J Reif
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Saving a connection profile when unable to connect to a wireless local area network
WO 2008061348 B1
Abstract
Various connection parameters of a wireless local area network 'WLAN' may be saved in a WLAN client device in a connection profile, even if the WLAN client device is unable to connect to the WLAN.
Amended Claims  (OCR text may contain errors)
23AMENDED CLAIMS received by the International Bureau on 28 May 2008 (28.05.2008)
1. A method for saving a connection profile of a wireless local area network 'WLAN', the method comprising: obtaining information regarding a particular WLAN for which a connection profile is not stored in a WLAN client device; attempting to connect to the particular WLAN using the information; displaying via a display of the WLAN client device that the attempt was unsuccessful due to the WLAN client device being out of range of the particular WLAN; and saving the information in a connection profile in the WLAN client device.
2. The method of claim 1, the information includes a network name of the particular WLAN, the method further comprising: receiving the network name via a user input element of the WLAN client device.
3. The method of claim 1, the information includes a network name of the particular WLAN, the method further comprising: gleaning the network name from a signal received at the WLAN client device over the particular WLAN.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the connection profile is a persistent connection profile, the method further comprising: receiving, via a user input element of the WLAN client device, an indication to save the information in a connection profile.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the connection profile is a transient connection profile, the method further comprising: receiving, via a user input element of the WLAN client device, an indication not to save the information in a connection profile.
6. A wireless local area network 'WLAN' client device comprising: a processor; an antenna; a WLAN communication interface coupled to the processor and to the antenna; a display coupled to the processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory able to save connection profiles of wireless local area networks, the memory storing executable code means which, when executed by the processor, obtains information regarding a particular WLAN for which a connection profile is not stored in the memory, and if an attempt via the WLAN communication interface and the antenna to connect to the particular WLAN using the information is unsuccessful due to the WLAN client device being out of range of the particular WLAN, displays via the display that the attempt was unsuccessful, and saves the information in a connection profile in the memory.
7. The WLAN client device of claim 6, further comprising: a user input element coupled to the processor, wherein the information includes a network name of the particular WLAN and the executable code means, when executed by the processor, receives the network name via the user input element.
8. The WLAN client device of claim 6, wherein the information includes a network name of the particular WLAN and the executable code means, when executed by the processor, gleans the network name from a signal received over the particular WLAN via the antenna and the WLAN communication interface.
9. The WLAN client device of claim 6, further comprising: a user input element coupled to the processor, wherein the connection profile is a persistent connection profile and the executable code means, when executed by the processor, receives via the user input element an indication to save the information in a connection profile. 25
10. The WLAN client device of claim 6, further comprising: a user input element coupled to the processor, wherein the connection profile is a transient connection profile and the executable code means, when executed by the processor, receives via the user input element an indication not to save the information in a connection profile.
Classifications
International ClassificationH04L12/12, H04W48/18
Cooperative ClassificationH04L67/16, H04L67/30, H04W48/18, H04W84/12, H04L67/36
European ClassificationH04W48/18, H04L29/08N29, H04L29/08N15, H04L29/08N35
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