Method, apparatus, and computer program product for configuring a mobile wireless hotspot
Estimated expiration: 2034-Apr-18
Potentially relevant companies (20): Amazon, AsusTek Computer Inc, Coolpad, Dell Inc., Gionee, Google Inc., Haier, Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Kyocera, Meizu, Oppo, Panasonic Corporation, Pantech Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, TCL Group, Toshiba Corporation, Vivo, ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (4): Network:LAN, Network:Personal, Wireless:Smartphone, Wireless:WiFi
Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for configuring a mobile wireless hotspot in a wireless network. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising: transmitting, by a user's mobile hotspot device, to a cloud server, a message including a description of user specific device connectivity configurations to enable a wireless device, to automatically connect to the mobile hotspot device as a tethered wireless device; and receiving from the user's wireless device a connection request to become a tethered wireless device based on the description of user specific device connectivity configurations that the user's wireless device has received from the cloud server.
1. A method, comprising:
transmitting, by an apparatus to a cloud server, a message including a description of device connectivity configurations, the device connectivity configurations including contact information and specification of a WLAN tethering connection having a unique network name and passkey to enable a wireless device to connect to the apparatus, and request the apparatus to create the tethering connection for the wireless device;
wirelessly connecting, by the apparatus, to the wireless device, in response to the wireless device accessing the apparatus with the contact information of the device connectivity configurations transmitted by the apparatus to the cloud server;
receiving, by the apparatus, from the wireless device over the wireless connection the unique network name and passkey of the device connectivity configurations, to request the apparatus to create the tethering connection for the wireless device based on the description of device connectivity configurations provided by the apparatus to the cloud server; and
creating, by the apparatus, the WLAN tethering connection through a WLAN transceiver and a cellular telephone transceiver of the apparatus, to become a mobile hotspot device providing tethering for the wireless device in response to receiving the unique network name and passkey from the wireless device, the WLAN tethering connection configured to relay WLAN communications traffic between the wireless device and the apparatus as relayed communications traffic between the apparatus and a cellular telephone network, and relaying the WLAN traffic via the WLAN tethering connection, to the cellular telephone network.
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