Enhanced wireless network security using GPS

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7783257
APP PUB NO 20070281615A1
SERIAL NO

11446166

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A wireless piconet network device includes a GPS receiver to determine and provide earth coordinates to a gatekeeper of a wireless network so as to provide a level of security to wireless networks which requires accessing wireless devices to be within predefined boundary coordinates. The automatic restriction of access to a wireless network (e.g., a wireless local area network (LAN) such as a piconet network) by requiring a wireless network device to provide earth coordinates (e.g., GPS location information) as part of an establishment or maintenance of a connection to a wireless network, independent of a range of communication of any device in the wireless network. A wireless piconet network device outside of predetermined earth coordinates of a secured area (e.g., a building, a room in a building, a desk in a room in a building, etc.) may be denied access to resources on the wireless network, and/or required to provide additional authorization information so as to confirm authorized secured status of the entering wireless device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.SINGAPORE, SG22538

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cannon, Joseph M Harleysville, US 88 2190
Johanson, James A Macungie, US 75 1723
Mooney, Philip D Sellersville, US 58 1440

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