CN101048998A - Method of and system for connecting to a network via a wireless local area network - Google Patents

Method of and system for connecting to a network via a wireless local area network Download PDF

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CN101048998A
CN101048998A CN 200580036657 CN200580036657A CN101048998A CN 101048998 A CN101048998 A CN 101048998A CN 200580036657 CN200580036657 CN 200580036657 CN 200580036657 A CN200580036657 A CN 200580036657A CN 101048998 A CN101048998 A CN 101048998A
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A method of and a system (1) for connecting a wireless enabled device (9) to a network, such as the Internet (13), is disclosed. The system (1) comprises a wireless access point (3) connected to the Internet (13), a server (15) and storage means (17). The wireless access point (3) comprises a base station (7) for providing the wireless connection to the wireless enabled device (9) and a wireless access point controller (5) for controlling the connection of the wireless enabled device (9) to the Internet (13). The wireless access point (3) is commissioned by downloading and installing software from the server (15). The server (15) is connected to the wireless access point (3) via the Internet (13), and is used to authenticate the connection of the wireless enabled device (9) to the Internet (13) based on information stored in the storage means (17). A method of satisfying demand for a service in a specified geographical area is described.

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借助无线局域网与网络相连的方法和系统 The method by means of wireless LAN systems connected to the network and

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及一种借助无线局域网(WLAN)与网络相连的方法和系统。 The present invention relates to a method and a system connected to the network by means of wireless local area network (WLAN). 特别地,本发明涉及一种借由WLAN与因特网相连的方法和系统。 In particular, the present invention relates to a method and a system connected to the Internet by means of WLAN.

背景技术 Background technique

计算机和其他电子设备可以借助无线连接形成WLAN。 Computers and other electronic devices can be formed by means of a wireless connection WLAN. 此类WLAN在住宅和商业物业方面非常普遍。 Such WLAN in residential and commercial properties is very common. 例如,通过在台式计算机和膝上型计算机上安装无线适配器,可以采用无线方式连接台式计算机与膝上型计算机。 For example, by installing the wireless adapter on a desktop computer and a laptop computer, a desktop computer may be connected to a laptop computer wirelessly. 同样,诸如个人数字助理(PDA)之类的手持设备也可采用无线方式连接到这些设备。 Similarly, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) is a handheld device or the like may also be wirelessly connected to these devices. 由于不需要在配备无线功能的设备之间布线,因此这类WLAN很容易建立,此外,这些WLAN还可用于在设备之间共享资源。 Since no wiring between devices with wireless capabilities, such WLAN therefore easy to build, in addition, the WLAN may also be used to share resources between devices. 无线网络在家庭中的共用可以允许在两台或多台计算机之间共享因特网接入点。 Common wireless network in the home may be allowed to share internet access point between two or more computers.

WLAN产品的互通性基于IEEE802.11规范(“Wi-Fi”)和蓝牙规范这类工业标准。 Interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE802.11 specification ( "Wi-Fi" ) and Bluetooth  to regulate such industry standards. 在机场、咖啡馆、旅馆和汽油站之类的地点都可以发现公共的WLAN接入点,这些接入点被称为“热点”,它们能使配备无线功能的设备的使用者连接到因特网。 At the airport, places like cafes, hotels and petrol stations can be found in the public WLAN access point, the access points are called "hot spots", they enable users with wireless-enabled device connected to the Internet.

对众多热点运营者来说,在准许配备无线功能的设备的使用者通过其公共WLAN接入点与因特网相连之前,这些运营者会要求使用者订购其服务。 For many hotspot operators are concerned, prior to its public WLAN access points connected to the Internet, these operators will require users to order their services permit users equipped with a wireless device functions through. 一般来说,这种公共WLAN接入点是由公共WLAN接入点运营者而不是场地所有者安装和维护的。 In general, this kind of public WLAN access points are installed and maintained by a public WLAN access point operator rather than the site owner. 因此,这些公共WLAN接入点是集中于上述地点或是在这些地点周围安装的,此类地点的居民或所有者则希望提供这种公共WLAN接入点,和/或公共WLAN接入点运营者相信其可通过在这些地点建立公共WLAN接入点来产生重大收益。 Thus, these public WLAN access point is a focus to the installed location or these locations around the residents or owners of such locations is desirable to provide such a public WLAN access point, and / or a public WLAN access point operator We believe that through the establishment of public WLAN access points in these locations to generate significant revenue. 由于每个接入点的范围有限,因此,出于对安装和维护这些商业性公共WLAN接入点的成本考虑,在此类地点是禁止对居住区和商业区进行复杂的地理覆盖的。 Due to the limited range of each access point, therefore, out of installation and maintenance costs to consider these commercial public WLAN access points, in such places is prohibited on residential and commercial complex geographic coverage. 由此,如果配备无线功能的设备的使用者希望通过公共WLAN接入点与因特网相连,那么他们必须处于这类公共WLAN接入点附近的地理位置。 Thus, if a user with a wireless function device connected to the Internet via a desired public WLAN access points, then they must be in a location close to such public WLAN access point.

通常,因特网接入是借助连至因特网服务供应商(ISP)的拨号连接或是通过订购ADSL(通常被称为“宽带”)这类连至ISP的专用签约用户线来提供的。 Typically, by means of Internet access is connected to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) dial-up connection or through Usually ADSL (commonly referred to as "broadband") connected to an ISP such special subscriber lines provided. 宽带因特网接入在使用者与ISP之间提供高带宽连接,其连接速率通常是每秒1或2兆比特(Mbps)。 Broadband Internet access between the user and the ISP provides a high bandwidth connection, which connection speed is often 1 or 2 megabits per second (Mbps). 由于因特网应用的带宽需求具有不定时发生的特性,因此可用于宽带签约用户的带宽容量很少会被完全使用,在服从签约用户与ISP之间条约约束的情况下,如果在两个或更多因特网使用者之间共享一条用户线,那么可以非常经济地使用该用户线,而不会在任何时间对可用于签约用户的带宽产生不利影响。 Since the bandwidth requirements of Internet applications without having timing generation characteristics, is useful for broadband subscriber bandwidth capacity less likely to be fully used, in a case where the subject to be bound contract between the user and the ISP, if two or more sharing a subscriber line, it can be very economical use of the subscriber line between Internet users, and will not be used for subscriber bandwidth adversely affected at any time.

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通过在相邻设备之间使用WLAN,可以很容易地创建局域网,从而共享宽带订购服务。 By using WLAN between adjacent devices, you can easily create a local area network, sharing a broadband subscription service. 本发明提供了一种用于启用(commissioning)和控制的系统,以及一种通过WLAN与因特网相连的方法,其中该WLAN允许在多个使用者之间共享宽带线路,并且同时为宽带线路签约用户提供收益。 The present invention provides a system for enabling and (Commissioning) control, and a method of WLAN connected via the Internet, which allows the WLAN shared broadband connections among multiple users, and simultaneously a broadband subscriber line provide income. 本发明的这个特征允许宽带签约用户将其宽带线路转入一个公共WLAN接入点。 This feature of the present invention allows for broadband subscribers broadband line into which a public WLAN access point. 在为宽带签约用户提供收益的同时,该系统还可以通过对ISP资源的接入进行控制,从而阻止未经许可地接入签约用户的宽带线路。 While providing benefits for broadband subscriptions, the system can also be controlled by the ISP access to resources, thereby preventing unauthorized access to a subscriber's broadband line. 随着使用他人宽带接入的活动日益增多,控制非授权接入的问题也变得愈发重要。 With the use of other people's activities increasing broadband access, control unauthorized access issue has become increasingly important. 在很多管辖区域,在未得到服务签约用户许可的情况下,非法获取电子通信服务的活动都属于违法,本发明提供的另一个优点则是可以通过控制数字用户线接入而使非授权用户难以接入WLAN,与此同时,本发明还提供了一种用于连至宽带服务的合法方法,从而减少触犯法律的罪犯的数量。 In many jurisdictions, where the service subscribers without obtaining licenses, illegal access to an electronic communication service are illegal activities, a further advantage of the invention is provided by the unauthorized user can be difficult to control by the digital subscriber line access access WLAN, at the same time, the present invention also provides a method for legally connected to broadband services, thereby reducing the number of violated criminal law.

本发明的另一个优点在于:对具有配备无线功能的常用设备的住宅或商业使用者来说,他们可以从自己的地产提供公共WLAN接入点,而不用获取商业性的公共WLAN接入点供应商的服务。 Another advantage of the present invention is that: for residential or commercial users having a common device provided with a wireless function, they can provide a public WLAN access point from their own property, without obtaining commercial public WLAN access point provider business services. 本发明提供了一个可以极大增加公共WLAN接入点的地理覆盖范围的良机,由此可以在更多地点提供高带宽因特网接入。 The present invention provides an opportunity to greatly increase the geographical coverage of public WLAN access points, which can provide high bandwidth Internet access at additional sites.

根据本发明的第一个方面,在这里提供了一种用于启用和控制无线接入点的系统,其中该无线接入点提供了将配备无线功能的设备连至网络的认证连接,该系统包括:可以经由网络而被所述无线接入点访问的服务器;以及可以由该服务器访问的存储装置;其中该存储装置存储的是可以下载到无线接入点的软件,该软件提供的是可供无线接入点与服务器检查是否所述配备无线功能的设备可以通过无线接入点与网络相连的装置;其中该存储装置存储的是可供服务器访问的签约信息,以便对所述配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点与网络相连的连接进行认证。 According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a system for enabling and controlling the wireless access point, wherein the wireless access point provides a wireless-equipped devices are connected to the authentication of connection to the network, the system comprising: a network via the wireless access point by the access server; and a storage means accessible by the server; wherein the storage means is storing the software can be downloaded to the wireless access point, the software is provided and the server for the wireless access point device wireless function inspection apparatus may be connected by a wireless access point to the network is provided; wherein the storage means stores the subscription information for the server to access to the wireless-equipped the connecting device connected to the network via a wireless access point to authenticate.

优选地,该服务器包含了用于测试无线接入点上的可用带宽的装置。 Preferably, the server includes means for the available bandwidth on the wireless access point. 此外,较为优选的是,该存储装置存储了与无线接入点有关的信息,例如无线接入点上的可用带宽以及无线接入点位置。 Further, it is preferred that the information related to the wireless access point storing means stores, for example, the available bandwidth on the wireless access point and a wireless access point location.

优选地,该系统包括用于登记对于指定地理区域中的无线接入点的需求的装置,并且在该存储装置中还存储了所述需求的等级。 Preferably, the apparatus registration system requirements for a specified geographic area comprising the wireless access point for, and the storage device further stores the level of the demand.

优选地,该系统还包括用于对与配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点与网络相连的连接相关的使用信息进行测量的装置,测量得到的使用信息则保存在存储装置中。 Preferably, the system further comprises means for using the connection information associated with the measured wireless-equipped devices connected to the network via a wireless access point, measured using the information stored in the storage device. 这样做可以对配备无线功能的设备的终端使用者进行记帐处理,并且能够向无线接入点的经营者支付报酬。 This will be the accounting treatment of end user devices with wireless capabilities, and the ability to pay remuneration to the wireless access point operators.

优选地,存储装置中存储的信息可以经由网络而被访问,并且可以通过使用万维网浏览器来查看。 Preferably, the information stored in the storage device can be accessed via a network, and can be viewed by using a Web browser. 例如,对配备无线功能的设备的潜在终端使用者而言,这些使用者可以查询与之最接近的无线接入点的位置以及可在不同无线接入点上使用的带宽。 For example, the potential end user of the device equipped with a wireless function, the user can check the position of the closest wireless access point and a bandwidth used in the different radio access points. 同样,对这些配备无线功能的设备来说,其潜在运营者可以查询其所在区域中对于无线接入点的需求。 Similarly, those with wireless-enabled device, the operator can check the potential demand for its wireless access points in the area.

优选地,该无线接入点处于住宅或商业地产中,并且由该地产的住户拥有和运营,由此可以通过与其他使用者共享连接来为无线接入点的运营者提供有效使用其网络连接的良机。 Preferably, the wireless access point in a residential or commercial real estate, and owned and operated by the household property, thereby providing efficient use of its network connection to the wireless access point is connected to the operator by sharing with other users opportunity.

优选地,该无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对配备无线功能的设备与网络的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 Preferably, the wireless access point comprising: a base station for providing wireless connectivity to devices with a wireless function; and means for wireless-equipped devices connected with a network wireless access point controller, wherein the radio the access point controller is a general purpose computer.

根据本发明的第二个方面,在这里提供了一种用于启用和控制无线接入点的方法,其中该无线接入点提供的是将配备无线功能的设备与网络相连的认证连接,该方法包括:提供一个可以由所述无线接入点经由网络访问的服务器;提供可以由该服务器访问的存储装置;在存储装置中存储软件,以便提供一个可供无线接入点与服务器检查配备无线功能的设备是否可以通过该无线接入点与网络相连的装置;将可供服务器访问的签约信息保存在存储装置中,以便对配备无线功能的设备经由网络与无线接入点相连的连接进行认证;将软件从存储装置下载到无线接入点;在无线接入点上安装软件;结合服务器来检查配备无线功能的设备是否可以通过该无线接入点与网络相连;以及根据可供服务器访问的签约信息来认证所述配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点而 According to a second aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for enabling and controlling the wireless access point, wherein the wireless access point is provided with authentication apparatus connected to the wireless function connected to the network, the a method comprising: providing, by the server can be a wireless access point via a network access; providing a storage means accessible by the server; software stored in storage means, so as to provide a wireless access point for the wireless server to check with whether the device functions with the wireless access point device connected to the network via; for the server to access the subscription information stored in the storage device, to authenticate the connection with a wireless function device connected to a network via a wireless access point ; software downloaded from the storage device to the wireless access point; install software on the wireless access point; binding server to check whether the wireless-equipped devices can be connected to the network via the wireless access point; and for the server to access based on subscription information to authenticate the device with a wireless function via a wireless access point 网络相连的连接。 Connected to the network connection.

优选地,无线接入点上的可用带宽是可测试的。 Preferably, the available bandwidth of the wireless access point is testable.

优选地,关于无线接入点的信息可以保存在存储装置中,该信息可以是无线接入点上的可用带宽以及与无线接入点位置有关的信息。 Preferably, the information about the wireless access point may be stored in a storage device, the information may be available bandwidth on the wireless access point wireless access point, and information related to a location.

优选地,在存储装置中登记并存储了指定地理区域中对于无线接入点的需求。 Preferably, registered and stored in the designated geographic area the need for the wireless access point in the storage means.

优选地,与配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点与网络相连的连接有关的使用信息将被测量,并且保存在存储装置中。 Preferably, the device is equipped with a wireless function information about the connection to be measured via a wireless access point connected to a network and stored in the storage device.

优选地,存储装置所保存的信息可以经由网络访问,并且可以在万维网浏览器上查看。 Preferably, the storage device stored information may be accessed via a network, and can be viewed on a Web browser.

优选地,该无线接入点处于住宅或商业地产中,并且为地产居民所拥有和运营,由此通过与其他用户共享连接而为无线接入点的运营者提供了有效使用其网络联机的时机。 Preferably, the wireless access point in a residential or commercial real estate, the real estate for the residents and owned and operated, thereby providing an efficient use of its network connection time for the wireless access point by sharing the operator to connect with other users .

优选地,该无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 Preferably, the wireless access point comprising: a base station for providing wireless connectivity to devices with a wireless function; and a wireless access point controller for a connection between the wireless-equipped with the network control device, wherein the access point controller is a general purpose computer.

根据本发明的第三个方面,在这里提供了一种用于检测指定地理区域中的服务需求的方法,该方法包括:提供用于登记指定地理区域中的服务需求的装置;以及记录为指定地理区域中的服务所登记的请求的数量。 According to a third aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for detecting service requirements specified geographical area, the method comprising: providing means for registering service requirements specified geographic area; and recording the specified the number of geographic areas the service registration request.

优选地,在这里提供了用于查询在指定地理区域中是否存在服务的装置。 Preferably, there is provided a means for querying whether there is a service in a specified geographic area.

根据本发明的第四个方面,在这里提供了一种用于满足指定地理区域中的服务需求的方法,该方法包括:提供用于查询在指定地理区域中是否存在服务的装置;提供用于登记指定地理区域中的服务请求的装置;记录为指定地理区域中的服务所登记的请求的数量;提供可以由指定地理区域中的服务的潜在供应者用以检查关于指定地理区域中的服务的请求数量的装置;以及该指定地理区域中的服务的潜在提供者在所述指定地理区域中提供服务。 According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for service needs designated geographical area, the method comprising: the service providing device is present in a given geographical area for a query; providing a registration service request apparatus specified geographic area; the number of records for the specified geographic area of ​​service registration request; potential provided by the supplier to be geo-service inspection of the service on the designated geographic area number of devices request; and potential providers of the designated geographic region to provide services and services in the designated geographic area.

优选地,根据本发明的第三和第四个方面,其中将会记录登记请求的人员所具有的联系人信息,例如电子邮件地址,以便在指定地理区域以内或是其附近可以使用该服务时能与登记请求的人员取得联系。 Preferably, according to the third and fourth aspects of the invention, which will record the registration request person having contact information such as email addresses, in order to specify the geographical area or within the vicinity thereof can use the service people can get in touch with the registration request.

优选地,该服务是以无线方式接入网络,其中所述接入最好经由公共无线局域网接入点进行。 Preferably, the service is a wireless access network, wherein the access is preferably carried out via a public wireless LAN access points.

根据本发明的第五个方面,在这里提供了一种用于对配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点而与网络相连的连接的进行认证的服务器,其中所述无线接入点包括用于向所述配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站,以及用于控制所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间连接的通用计算机,该服务器与存储装置相连,该存储装置存储的是与认证所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间连接的处理有关的信息以及可以下载到无线接入点的软件,该软件提供的是可供无线接入点与服务器基于与认证配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接的处理有关的信息来检查所述配备无线功能的设备是否可以通过无线接入点与网络相连的装置。 According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a server for connection to the wireless-equipped devices while connected to the network via a wireless access point performs authentication, wherein the wireless access point includes means for providing apparatus to a base station of the wireless-equipped wireless connection, and for controlling the general purpose computer equipped with a network connection between the device and the wireless function, the server is connected to the storage device, the storage means is stored with the authentication processing said information relating to the connection between the wireless-equipped devices in the network and the software can be downloaded to the wireless access point, the software is provided for a wireless access point and a server-based device authentication with the network with a wireless function whether to process information related to the function of checking the device with the wireless connection between the devices may be connected via a wireless network access point.

优选地,该服务器经由网络与无线接入点相连。 Preferably, the server is connected to a network via a wireless access point.

优选地,与配备无线功能的设备有关的签约信息以及与无线接入点有关的信息保存在存储装置中,并且可以由服务器进行访问,其中与无线接入点有关的信息可以是无线接入点位置。 Preferably, the device subscription information and information about the wireless access point with a wireless function in the storage means, and can be accessed by the server, wherein the information related to the wireless access point may be a wireless access point position.

优选地,该服务器包括用于测试无线接入点的可用带宽的装置,并且该信息保存在存储装置中。 Preferably, the server's available bandwidth of the wireless access point device comprises means for, and the information stored in the storage device.

优选地,存储装置中存储的信息是关于指定地理区域中的无线接入点的需求,并且该信息可以由服务器访问。 Preferably, the information stored in the storage means on demand designated geographic area of ​​wireless access point, and this information can be accessed by the server.

优选地,存储装置中存储的信息可以由服务器访问,并且可以在网络上传送,此外还可以用万维网浏览器查看。 Preferably, the information stored in the storage device may be accessed by the server, and may be transmitted on the network, in addition can also be viewed with a web browser.

根据本发明的另一个方面,在这里提供了一种用于将配备无线功能的设备连接到网络的系统,该系统包括:与网络相连的无线接入点,该无线接入点向所述配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接,并且对所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制;经由网络与无线接入点相连的认证装置,该认证装置对配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行认证;以及与认证装置相连的存储装置,该存储装置保存的是与认证所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间连接的处理有关的信息,该无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a device equipped for wireless function attached to the network, the system comprising: a wireless access point connected to a network, the wireless access point to the provided apparatus for wireless capabilities provide wireless connectivity, and controls the connection between the wireless-equipped devices in the network; authentication device connected via a network with a wireless access point, the authentication apparatus wirelessly-equipped device of the network the connection between the authentication; and a storage device connected to the authentication device, stored in the memory means is information on the connection between the authentication processing with the wireless functionality of the network device, the wireless access point comprising: means for providing wireless-equipped base station device wirelessly connected; wireless access point and a controller for controlling the connection between the wireless-equipped devices in the network, wherein the wireless access point controller is a general purpose computer .

根据本发明的另一个方面,在这里提供了一种用于将配备无线功能的设备与网络相连的方法,该方法包括:将无线接入点连接到网络,该无线接入点向所述配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接,并且对所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制;以及对配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行认证,其中该无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对配备无线功能的设备连至网络的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method and apparatus for a network connected with a wireless function, the method comprising: connecting to a wireless network access point, the wireless access point to the provided apparatus for wireless capabilities provide wireless connectivity, and controls the connection between the wireless-equipped devices in the network; and a connection between the wireless-equipped device authentication with the network, wherein the wireless access point comprising: a base station for providing wireless connectivity to devices with a wireless function; and a controller for a wireless access point with a wireless function device connected to the control connection to the network, wherein the wireless access point controller is a general purpose computer.

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在下文中将参考附图来进一步举例描述本发明,其中:图1是依照本发明实施例的网络的示意图; Examples The present invention is further described hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein: Figure 1 is a schematic view of a network in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

图2是显示用于登记一个要求在指定地理区域中建立公共WLAN接入点的请求的处理的流程图。 FIG 2 is a flowchart of a process for registering a public WLAN access point is established in a specified geographical area requested requirements.

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在图1中,“虚拟”网络1包括一个可以经由因特网13与服务器15相连的公共WLAN接入点3,此外,该网络还提供了一个启用和控制无线接入点的系统,其中该无线接入点提供的是将配备无线功能的设备9与因特网13相连的认证连接。 In Figure 1, a "virtual" network 1 comprising a can 3, in addition, the network also provides a system to enable and control a wireless access point via a public WLAN access point 15 is connected to the Internet server 13, wherein the radio access the point is to provide a wirelessly-equipped device 9 is connected to the Internet 13 connected to the authentication.

公共的WLAN接入点3包括接入点控制器5和基站7。 Public WLAN access point 3 includes a base station access point controller 5 and 7. 在本实施例中,接入点控制器5是膝上型计算机。 In the present embodiment, the access point controller 5 is a laptop computer. 作为替换,任何通用计算机都是可以使用的。 Alternatively, any general-purpose computer that can be used is. 在本实施例中,接入点控制器5运行的是基于Windows的操作系统。 In the present embodiment, the access point controller 5 based Windows running operating system.

服务器15包括服务器处理器16和存储装置/数据库17。 Server 15 comprises a server processor 16 and storage / database 17. 在本实施例中,服务器处理器16和存储装置17处于相同位置。 In the present embodiment, the server processor 16 and the storage device 17 in the same position. 在其他实施例中,服务器处理器16可以远离存储装置17。 In other embodiments, the processor 16 may be remote from the server storage device 17.

在本实施例中,调制解调器11通过使用ISP(未显示)服务而将公共WLAN接入点13连接到因特网13。 In the present embodiment, the modem 11 by using ISP (not shown) services the WLAN access point 13 is connected to the public Internet 13. 本领域技术人员将会理解,任何一种能将公共WLAN接入点3连接到因特网或其他网络的装置都是可以使用的,无论该连接采用的是有线还是无线方式。 Those skilled in the art will appreciate that any of a public WLAN access point 3 can connect to the Internet or other network devices that may be used are, regardless of the connection uses a wired or wireless manner.

存储装置17保持的是与公共WLAN接入点3的操作有关的信息以及与登记到服务器15的其他公共WLAN接入点的操作有关的信息。 17 is a memory device holding the information relevant to public WLAN access point 3 and the operation information associated with the operation registration server to other public WLAN access point 15. 这些登记到服务器15的公共WLAN接入点和服务器15本身形成了公共WLAN接入点的虚拟网络1,如下文所述,任何一个接入点都是可供网络1的签约用户使用的。 The registered public WLAN access point and the server 15 of the server 15 itself forms a common virtual network WLAN access point 1, as described below, one access point is available to any subscriber network 1 used.

对处于基站7范围以内并配备了无线功能的设备9来说,该设备可以经由公共WLAN接入点3连接到因特网13。 Is in range of the base station 7 and is equipped with a device 9 for the wireless function, the device may be connected via a public WLAN access point 3 to the Internet 13. 这种配备无线功能的设备9可以是个人数字助理19、膝上型计算机21、台式计算机23或其他那些可以与基站7无线连接的设备。 This wireless-equipped devices 9 may be a personal digital assistant 19, a laptop computer 21, a desktop computer 23 or other devices that may be connected to the wireless base station 7. 作为替换,本发明也可以用于将有线设备连接到因特网13。 Alternatively, the present invention may also be used to connect wired devices to the Internet 13.

接入点控制器5加载了用于与服务器15一起控制针对因特网13的接入的软件。 The access point controller 5 is loaded with the server 15 for access to the Internet 13 together with the control of software. 安装该软件所需要的代码可以从服务器15获取,并且可以经由因特网13下载。 Code for installing the software required can be obtained from the server 15, and can be downloaded via the Internet 13. 除了具有能够接入任何相容无线网络的工业标准的无线实用软件之外,在配备无线功能的设备9上是不需要安装软件而经由公共WLAN接入点3连接到因特网13的。 In addition to having to access any industry standard compatible wireless network outside the wireless utility software on the wireless-equipped device 9 is no need to install software 3 connected to the Internet 13 via a public WLAN access point. 这种配备无线功能的设备9通常兼容IEEE802.11规范和/或Bluetooth规范。 This wireless-equipped device 9 is generally compatible IEEE802.11 specifications and / or Bluetooth specifications. 本发明并不局限于兼容这些规范并配备了无线功能的设备9和基站7,与之相反,本发明可以用于任何那些能够以有线或无线方式相连的设备7、9。 The present invention is not limited to these specifications and are compatible with a wireless function device 9 and the base 7, in contrast, the present invention can be any device capable 7,9 those connected to wired or wireless manner.

在本实施例中,接入点控制器5通过有线连接与基站7相连。 In the present embodiment, the access point controller 5 is connected to the base station 7 via a wired connection. 本领域技术人员将会了解,在其他实施例中,接入点控制器5也可以采用无线方式连接到基站7。 Those skilled in the art will appreciate that, in other embodiments, the access point controller 5 may be connected to the wireless base station 7.

存储装置17不但包含了与登记使用虚拟网络1的公共WLAN接入点3有关的信息,而且还包含了与具有配备无线功能的设备9并且订购了网络1的终端使用者有关的信息。 Storage device 17 contains not only the registration information using a common virtual network 3 relating to the WLAN access point, but also includes a device 9 equipped with a wireless function and ordering information about the network terminal 1 of the user.

在使用中,当配备无线功能的设备9处于基站7的范围以内时,该设备将会检测是否存在公共WLAN接入点3,并且在配备无线功能的设备9与公共WLAN接入点3之间可以发起一个无线连接。 In use, when the wireless-equipped device 9 is in range of the base station 7, the device detects whether there is a public WLAN access point 3, and between the wireless-equipped devices 9 and public WLAN access point 3 You may initiate a wireless connection. 当在配备无线功能的设备9上运行万维网浏览器时,安装在接入点控制器5上的软件会在该万维网浏览器上显示登录/签约页面。 When the software running on the Web browser of the wireless-equipped devices 9, mounted on the access point controller 5 displays the login / subscription page on the web browser.

如果配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者不是公共WLAN接入点3和服务器15所提供的虚拟网络1的签约用户,那么该终端使用者可以输入个人信息,该信息经由公共WLAN接入点3和因特网13传送到服务器处理器16并保存在存储设备17中,由此登记该终端使用者。 If the subscriber user terminal wirelessly-equipped device 9 is not a public WLAN access point 3 and the server 15 provides a virtual network, then the terminal user may enter personal information, the information via the public WLAN access point 3 and the Internet server 13 transmits to the processor 16 and stored in the storage device 17, whereby registration of the user terminal. 每当配备无线功能的设备9的用户登记使用虚拟网络1时,所述配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者将会购买一个服务计划,该服务计划则通过使用受服务器15管理的虚拟网络1来提供针对因特网13的漫游接入。 Every time the user wirelessly-equipped device 9 is registered using a virtual network, said end user device with a wireless function 9 will purchase a service plan, the service plan is managed by the server 15 by using the virtual network 1 to provide for roaming access to the Internet 13. 所述服务计划允许在预定时段中以无线方式接入因特网13,并且在存储装置17中将会记录终端使用者的开始和结束时间。 The service program allows wireless access to the Internet 13 in a predetermined period, and the end user will be recording start and end time in the storage device 17.

作为替换,配备无线功能的设备9的用户可以购买预付费账户,以便能在预定时段通过无线漫游来接入因特网13或者对因特网进行其他数量可测的无线漫游接入(例如数据量),其中该预付费账户可以是具有专用于所述卡的登录标识符的接入卡。 Alternatively, the user of wireless-equipped devices 9 may purchase prepaid account, to be able to access the Internet for the Internet 13 or other number of wireless roaming access can be measured (e.g. the amount of data) by wireless roaming in a predetermined time period, wherein the prepaid account may be a dedicated access card to the card login identifier. 这种接入卡预先登记在存储装置17,由此允许在未登记终端使用者的个人信息的情况下接入因特网13。 Such access card registered beforehand in the storage device 17, thereby allowing access to the Internet 13 when the terminal user's personal information is not registered.

终端使用者是通过提供用户名和密码而被认证的。 End-users by providing a user name and password to be authenticated. 作为替换,配备无线功能的设备9还可以登记为已认证设备,例如,所述登记可以通过向服务器15提供设备的介质访问控制(MAC)地址来实现。 Alternatively, wireless-equipped devices 9 may also be registered as the authentication device, for example, the registration may be achieved by providing a medium access control (MAC) address of the device 15 to the server.

一旦配备无线功能的设备9的用户购买了服务计划并且在登录页面上输入了相关的详细资料,那么接入点控制器5会与服务器15一起检查所述配备无线功能的设备9是否可以经由公共WLAN接入点3与因特网13相连。 Once the user with a wireless-enabled device 9 purchases a service plan and on the login page, enter the relevant details, then the access point controller 5 with the server checks the device is equipped with wireless functionality via public whether 159 WLAN access point 3 is connected to the Internet 13. 服务器15将会检查存储装置17中保存的签约信息,如果适当的话,该服务器将会授权接入点控制器准许所述配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者完全接入因特网13。 The server 15 checks the storage device 17 stored in the subscription information, if appropriate, the authorization server will grant access point controller of the wireless-equipped device user terminal to access the Internet 13 9 completely. 由此,服务器15充当的是对配备无线功能的设备9经由公共WLAN接入点3与因特网相连的连接进行认证的认证装置。 Thus, the server 15 acts as the connection is connected to the Internet wirelessly-equipped device 9 via a public WLAN access point authentication device 3 authenticates.

由于配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者具有唯一用户标识,因此该用户并不局限于通过其登记的原始公共WLAN接入点来接入因特网13,所述配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者也可以漫游并使用任何一个登记到服务器14的公共WLAN接入点3。 Since the user terminal wirelessly-equipped device 9 has a unique user identifier, so the user is not limited to access the Internet 13 through which the original registered public WLAN access point, with the terminal device using the wireless function 9 who may roam and use any registered public WLAN access point server 14 3. 举例来说,如果配备无线功能的设备9的用户购买了可以在一个月内接入因特网13的服务计划,那么该用户可以在购买了服务或是首次接入之后的一个月内经由任何一个登记到服务器15的公共WLAN接入点3来接入因特网13。 Within a month, for example, if the wireless-equipped devices 9 users purchased a service plan can access the Internet in a month 13, then the user can purchase access to the service for the first time or after a registration via any the server public WLAN access point 15 to access the Internet 13 3. 由此,配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者可以得益于从多个位置接入因特网13。 Thus, the end user of wireless-equipped devices 9 may benefit from access to the Internet 13 from a plurality of positions.

本领域技术人员将会理解,针对因特网13的接入并不仅限于由图1所示的特定服务器15来执行认证,其他那些可以访问存储装置17的服务器也可以认证那些经由其他公共WLAN接入点3所实施的因特网13的接入处理。 Those skilled in the art will appreciate that, for access to the Internet 13 and 15 is not limited to be performed by a specific server shown in FIG authentication, those other servers can access the storage device 17 that may be authenticated via other public WLAN access point embodiment 3 Internet access process 13. 同样,通过与其他公共WLAN接入点3的运营者签订恰当协定,可以许可自己的签约用户接入对方的网络。 Similarly, through the signing of appropriate agreements with other operators of public WLAN access point 3, may license their subscribers access to each other's networks.

由于公共WLAN接入点3包含的是常用的现有设备(也就是说,接入点控制器5是通用处理器,基站7是符合工业标准规范的无线电发射机),因此,无论ISP服务的签约用户是住宅签约用户还是商业签约用户,这些签约用户都可以从服务器15下载并安装软件,从而启用公共WLAN接入点3并将这个公共WLAN接入点3登记到服务器15。 Since public WLAN access point 3 contains the conventional existing equipment (that is, the access point controller 5 is a general purpose processor, a base station 7 is an industry standard specification of radio transmitter), and therefore, regardless of ISP services subscribers are residential or business subscriber subscribers, these subscribers can download and install the software from the server 15, enabling public WLAN access points 3 and this public WLAN access points 3 registration to the server 15. 在很多情况下,由于通用计算机和相容基站7都是众多人员拥有的物品,因此公共WLAN接入点3可以由个人在未购买任何附加设备的情况下进行登记。 In many cases, since the general-purpose computer and the article 7 is compatible with the base station has a large number of persons, and therefore public WLAN access point 3 may be registered later in the absence of any additional equipment by the individuals.

因此,本发明的一个优点是不需要使用专业设备或专家试运行来安装公共WLAN接入点3。 Accordingly, an advantage of the present invention does not require the use of specialized equipment to install or expert pilot public WLAN access point 3. 这与当前可用的商业性WLAN接入点供应形成了对比,所述商业性WLAN接入点供应提供的是安装在处于主机场所的“黑盒子”。 This is in contrast to currently available commercial supply WLAN access point, the WLAN access point commercial supply is provided mounted in place of the host "black box." 这个优点所带来的结果是很容易延伸该系统,并且具有平均计算机水平的用户可以在没有专业知识和购买任何专业硬件的情况下实现该系统。 The results of this user advantages brought about by the extension of the system is very easy, and with the average level of the computer system that can be implemented in the absence of professional expertise and to purchase any hardware. 此外,由于公共WLAN接入点3可以由居住在所述场所的个人安装和维护,因此公共WLAN接入点3的所有者不必与商业性公共WLAN接入点运营者签订长期合同或是向此类运营者支付费用,这样则可以鼓励居住在住宅和商业地产的个人安装用以实现本发明的公共WLAN接入点3。 In addition, because public WLAN access points 3 can, therefore public WLAN access points 3 owners do not have to sign long-term contracts with commercial operators of public WLAN access points installed and maintained by individuals residing in the place of or to this class operators to pay, so the individuals living in the residential and commercial real estate can be installed to encourage implementation of the invention public WLAN access points 3.

由此,与当前提供的商业性公共WLAN接入点产品相比,本发明有助于公共WLAN接入点实现分布广泛的地理覆盖。 Thus, compared to the commercial public WLAN access point products currently offered, the present invention contributes to public WLAN access points achieve widespread geographical coverage.

如上所述,存储装置17包含的是与配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者有关的使用信息,以及与特定的公共WLAN接入点3有关的使用信息。 As described above, the storage means 17 contains the information relating to the use of end-users wirelessly-equipped device 9, and the use of 3 information relating to the specific public WLAN access point. 因此,这些公共WLAN接入点3的所有者可以得到提供该服务的报酬。 Thus, the owner of a public WLAN access point 3 can get paid to provide the service.

用于补偿的模型可以有很多种。 Model can be used to compensate for there are many. 例如,公共WLAN接入点3的所有者/运营者可以得到初期购买经由其公共WLAN接入点3进行的服务计划所用金额的一部分。 For example, public WLAN access point owner / operator 3 can be part of the initial purchase through the service plan 3 of its public WLAN access points used amount. 作为替换,该所有者可以根据经由其公共WLAN接入点3而为配备无线功能的设备9的订购终端使用者提供的接入比例来得到报酬。 Alternatively, the owner may be paid based on the ratio obtained with the device to access the wireless function provided Usually the user terminal 9 via its public WLAN access point 3. 举例来说,如果配备无线功能的设备9的终端使用者购买的是24小时服务计划,并且终端使用者在这24小时的时段中使用了两个公共WLAN接入点3来接入因特网13,那么在这两个公共WLAN接入点3的所有者之间可以划分购买价格比例。 For example, if the wireless-equipped device 9 the end user is buying a 24-hour program, and the end user uses two public WLAN access point 13 to access the Internet 3 in the 24-hour period, so between the two owners of public WLAN access points 3 can be divided into the proportion of the purchase price. 如有需要,公共WLAN接入点3的所有者/运营者还可以设置自己的定价结构。 If necessary, a public WLAN access owner / operator point 3 may also set their own pricing structure.

如上所述,存储装置17存储的是与虚拟网络1的订购终端使用者有关的信息,以及与已登记公共WLAN接入点3的所有者/运营者有关的信息。 As described above, the storage means 17 stores the information relating to the virtual network user terminal subscription 1, and with the registered public WLAN access point information relating to the owner / operator 3. 保存在存储装置17中的某些数据可以由虚拟网络1的潜在终端使用者使用万维网浏览器并经由因特网13得到。 Some of the data stored in the storage device 17 may be used by a web browser to a potential end user of the virtual network and obtained via the Internet 13.

举例来说,如果虚拟网络1的潜在终端使用者希望发现在指定地理区域中是否存在任何已登记的公共WLAN接入点3,那么该潜在用户可以使用万维网浏览器来访问存储装置17中存储的信息。 For example, if a potential end user of the virtual network 1 desirable to find whether there are any registered public WLAN access point 3 in a specified geographical area, then the potential user may use a web browser to access the storage device 17 stores the information. 在图2中显示了这个处理。 This process is shown in FIG. 潜在终端使用者输入一个区域标识符S1,例如邮政编码或邮递区号,服务器15则访问存储装置17 S2,并且返回处于潜在终端使用者所在目标区域53之中和/或附近的已登记公共WLAN接入点3的位置S3。 A potential end user input area identifier Sl, e.g. zip code or postal code, the server 15 accesses the storage device 17 S2, and returns to the end user is a potential target located in the region 53 and / or registered near the public WLAN access in position 3 of the point S3.

如图2中进一步显示的那样,本发明的另一个方面能使潜在终端使用者登记一个要求在特定区域中启用已登记公共WLAN接入点3的意愿。 As further shown in FIG. 2, another aspect of the present invention enables a potential end user wishes to register a claim to enable registered public WLAN access point 3 in a specific area. 在询问了存储装置17之后,如果该潜在用户确定在其预期区域中没有已登记的公共WLAN接入点3,那么他可以通过登记个人详细资料来指示其希望在所述区域中提供这种公共WLAN接入点3 S4。 After the interrogation of the storage device 17, if the user determines that no potential registered public WLAN access points in its intended area 3, indicate that he may be desirable to provide such a public area by registration in the personal details WLAN access point 3 S4. 如下文所述,在这里可以记录联系人的详细资料,例如电子邮件地址,以便提供更新信息。 As described below, may be recorded where contact details, such as email addresses, in order to provide updated information. 然后,服务器处理器16会将该信息作为“选票”存入存储装置17 S5。 Then, the processor 16 will be the server information as a "vote" is stored in the storage device 17 S5. 这样则会在存储装置17中产生一个区域标识符列表,其中该列表具有针对每一个区域标识符的计数,以便指示该区域中对于公共WLAN接入点3的需求等级。 Such means will be generated in the storage area 17 a list of identifiers, wherein the list has a count of identifiers for each zone, to indicate that the level of demand area for public WLAN access point 3. 当对已登记选票的区域进行查询时,服务器15会将该区域的计数传送到发起查询的人员S3。 When the query of the region votes registered, the server 15 sends the count area to the person initiating the query S3.

由于该地理区域中的潜在终端使用者可以查看该信息,因此这些潜在的公共WLAN接入点运营者同样是可以查看该信息的。 Because of the potential end user of the geographic area to see the information, so these potential public WLAN access point operator to see the same information.

如果潜在的公共WLAN接入点运营者希望查询其区域中的对于所述服务的需求,那么他可以通过输入区域标识符来检查为该区域记录的选票数量S6。 If the potential public WLAN access point operator wishes to inquire about their area of ​​demand for the service, then he can check the number of votes recorded in the region by entering S6 area identifiers. 在这里将会检查数据库17 S7,并且区域检查结果将会返回给查询方S8。 Here you will check the database 17 S7, and the results will be returned to the area to check the inquiring party S8. 然后,潜在的公共WLAN接入点运营者可以将其WLAN接入点登记S9到服务器15,以便成为虚拟网络1的一部分,相关的详细资料则会记录S11在存储装置17上。 Then, potential public WLAN access point operator may be a WLAN access point register server 15 to S9, to become part of a virtual network, relevant details will be recorded on the storage device 17 in S11.

在登记了公共WLAN接入点3之后,服务器15将会检查S12是否登记了关于该区域的选票,如果合适的话,那么可以通过电子邮件来与为该区域登记了选票的潜在终端使用者取得联系,并且向其告知虚拟网络1已扩展到其预期区域。 After registering a public WLAN access point 3, the server 15 will check whether the S12 register a vote on the region, if appropriate, can then be registered with the ballot for the region by email of potential end-users to get in touch and 1 has been extended to its intended area informing them of the virtual network.

同样,如果登记公共WLAN接入点3的处理与检查新登记的公共WLAN接入点3的区域中的服务需求的处理无关,那么如上文中的S11~S13所述,这时会向潜在的终端使用者告知所述新登记的公共WLAN接入点3。 Also, regardless of the processing area if the service needs to register a public WLAN access point 3 and the inspection process of newly registered public WLAN access point 3, then in the above S11 ~ S13, then will the terminal to potential notifying the user of the newly registered public WLAN access point 3.

由此,本发明的这个特征是监视指定地理区域中对于公共WLAN接入点3的需求,并且允许公共WLAN接入点3的潜在运营者访问该信息,以及向处于该区域的潜在终端使用者告知虚拟网络1的可用性,由此提供一种用于将虚拟网络1扩展到对所述服务具有需求的区域的有效方法。 Thus, this feature of the invention is to monitor the need for a designated geographic area public WLAN access point 3, and allows the public WLAN access point 3 potential operator to access the information, and the potential in the region of the user terminal 1 is informed virtual network availability, thus provides a means for an efficient method to extend the virtual network having a demand for the service area.

本发明并不局限于记录和提供那些要求在指定地理区域中提供公共WLAN接入点3的需求的信息。 The present invention is not limited to those that provide information and records requested public WLAN access point 3 needs in the designated geographic area. 相反,本发明可用于确定和满足指定地理区域中的服务需求。 In contrast, the present invention may be used to determine the demand for services and the designated geographic area.

例如,零售商可以使用本发明来确定开设新商店的理想地点。 For example, retailers can use the invention to determine the ideal location to open a new store. 潜在客户可以在网站上搜索零售商商店位置,如果潜在客户发现其预期位置附近没有商店,那么他们可以登记其关注于在所述区域开设商店的信息。 Potential customers can search for retailers store locations on the site, if potential customers find no shops near its intended location, then they can register their concerns to the information set up shop in the area. 一旦登记了所述关注信息以及联系人详细资料,那么可以向该潜在客户告知这方面的任何相关发展。 Once the attention information and contact details of registration, you can be informed of any relevant developments in this regard to the potential customers.

存储装置17还保存了关于每一个已登记公共WLAN接入点3上的可用带宽的信息。 Storage device 17 also stores information about each registered public WLAN access point 3 on the available bandwidth. 用于记录该信息的处理是如下进行的。 For processing the recording information is carried out as follows. 当配备无线功能的设备9的用户处于公共WLAN接入点3的范围以内时,显示在配备无线功能的设备9的万维网浏览器上的网站会向该用户提供测试公共WLAN接入点3的可用带宽的时机。 When the user of the wireless-equipped device 9 is in a public WLAN access point within the range of 3 to display the site on the wireless-equipped device 9 the web browser provides a test public WLAN access points are available to the user 3 bandwidth time. 这种带宽测试软件在本领域中是公知的,并且广泛地可以从众多网站获取。 This bandwidth test software in the art is well known and widely available from numerous websites. 所述配备无线功能的设备9的用户使用保存在服务器15上的此类软件来测试公共WLAN接入点的带宽,并且该带宽测试结果可以供配备无线功能的设备9的用户使用。 A user of the wireless-equipped device 9 is stored in the server 15 using such software to test the bandwidth of public WLAN access point, and the test results for the bandwidth of wireless-equipped devices 9 users.

该信息还会相对于已登记的公共WLAN接入点3而被保存在存储装置17中,当终端使用者和虚拟网络1的潜在终端使用者查询已登记的公共WLAN接入点3的位置时,该信息可供这些使用者使用。 This information is also registered with respect to a public WLAN access point 3 are stored in the storage device 17, when the position of potential end-users and the virtual network user terminal 1 registered query public WLAN access point 3 when the information available to these users.

对特定的公共WLAN接入点3来说,其可用带宽主要取决于公共WLAN接入点运营者提供的用户线。 Of particular public WLAN access point 3, its available bandwidth depends on the subscriber line public WLAN access points provided by the operator. 此外,该可用带宽还取决于基站7与配备无线功能的设备9之间的无线连接速度。 In addition, the available bandwidth also depends on the speed of wireless connections between the base station 7 and the wireless-equipped devices 9. 但是,对依照IEEE802.11标准工作的当前可用基站来说,其带宽远远大于通常由ISP提供的带宽。 However, currently available base station operating in accordance with the IEEE802.11 standard, the bandwidth is generally much larger than the bandwidth provided by your ISP. 因此,这里的主要的限制因素是ISP所提供的带宽。 So here's the main limiting factor is provided by the ISP bandwidth.

很多宽带用户线都是以受2n的关联调节的速度提供的,其中该速度可以是大小为512千比特每秒(Kbps)或1.024Mbps的带宽。 Many are based on broadband subscriber line by adjusting the speed of the associated 2n provided, wherein the speed may be a size of 512 kilobits per second (Kbps) or 1.024Mbps bandwidth. 因此,当服务器15将带宽速度值返回给将要提供给配备无线功能的设备9的公共WLAN接入点3时,和/或当服务器15将这个数值存入存储装置17时,根据这种关联,该数值可以上舍入为最接近的标准带宽。 Thus, the server 15 when bandwidth is returned to the speed value to be supplied to the device with a wireless function of public WLAN access point 3 to 9, and / or the server 15 when this value stored in the storage device 17, according to this correlation, this value can be rounded up to the nearest standard bandwidth. 举例来说,如果服务器15检测到大小为700Kbps的带宽,那么它可以返回一个大小为1.024Mbps的值,以便指示公共WLAN接入点3的运营者订购的是1.024Mbps用户线。 For example, if the server 15 detects the size of 700Kbps bandwidth, then it may return a value for the size of 1.024Mbps, so as to indicate a public WLAN access point operator 3 subscription subscriber line is 1.024Mbps. 对这种上舍入到最接近的商用速度的处理来说,它所具有一个特别的优点是:实际连接速度将会随时间而改变,而在某个时刻测得的速度未必指示另一时刻的速度。 Such rounded up to the nearest commercial processing speeds, it has a particular advantage that it is: the actual connection speed will change over time, and at some point may not be indicative of the measured speed of the other time speed. 因此,存储装置17可以保存一个理想值,而服务器15则可以返回一个理想值,该理想值将被具有平均技术知识的宽带用户线的使用者理解为标称值而不是实际值。 Thus, the storage device 17 can store a desired value, the server 15 may return a desired value, the ideal value would be a user having a subscriber line broadband average technical knowledge to understand the actual value instead of the nominal value.

对本领域技术人员来说,各种修改都是显而易见的,并且所有这些修改预期全都落入附加权利要求的范围以内。 To those skilled in the art that various modifications apparent to, and all such modifications are intended to fall within the scope of all the appended claims. 例如,在这里具体描述的是一个用于将配备无线功能的设备连接到因特网的系统。 For example, in the specifically described herein it is a device for wirelessly-equipped system connected to the Internet. 但是,该系统同样可以用于将有线设备连接到因特网或者将某一个设备连接到任何网络。 However, the system can also be used to connect to the Internet or the wired device is connected to any one of the network devices.

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1.一种用于启用和控制无线接入点的系统,其中该无线接入点提供了将配备无线功能的设备连至网络的认证连接,该系统包括:可以经由网络而被所述无线接入点访问的服务器;以及可以由该服务器访问的存储装置;其中该存储装置存储的是可以下载到无线接入点的软件,该软件提供的是可供无线接入点与服务器检查是否所述配备无线功能的设备可以通过无线接入点与网络相连的装置;以及其中该存储装置存储的是可供服务器访问的签约信息,以便对所述配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点与网络相连的连接进行认证。 CLAIMS 1. A system for enabling and controlling the wireless access point, wherein the wireless access point provides a wireless-equipped devices are connected to the authentication of connection to the network, the system comprising: may be the radio access network via a server access point; and a storage means accessible by the server; wherein the storage device stores the software that can be downloaded to a wireless access point, provided that the software for the wireless access point and the server to check wireless-equipped devices can be connected via a wireless device with a network access point; and wherein the storage device stores the subscription information for the server to access to the equipment connected with the wireless function via a wireless network access point connection for authentication.
2.如权利要求1所述的系统,其中服务器包含了用于测试无线接入点上的可用带宽的装置。 2. The system according to claim 1, wherein the server includes means for the available bandwidth on the wireless access point.
3.如权利要求1或2所述的系统,其中存储装置存储了与无线接入点有关的信息。 The system or claim 12 wherein the information relating to the storage means stores the wireless access point as claimed in claim.
4.如权利要求3所述的系统,其中存储装置存储了关于无线接入点上的可用带宽的信息。 4. The system according to claim 3, wherein the storage means stores information about the wireless access point on the available bandwidth.
5.如权利要求3或4所述的系统,其中存储装置存储了关于无线接入点位置的信息。 5. The system of claim 3 or claim 4, wherein the storage means stores information about the wireless access point locations.
6.如前述任一权利要求所述的系统,还包括用于登记指定地理区域中对于无线接入点的需求的装置。 6. The system according to any preceding claim, further comprising means for registering a geographic area needs to specify the wireless access point.
7.如权利要求6所述的系统,其中存储装置存储了指定地理区域中与对于无线接入点的需求有关的信息。 7. The system according to claim 6, wherein the storage means stores information designating a geographical area with respect to the wireless access point related demands.
8.如前述任一权利要求所述的系统,还包括:用于对与配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点与网络相连的连接相关的使用信息进行测量的装置,并且测量得到的使用信息保存在存储装置中。 8. The system of any preceding claim, further comprising: means for measuring usage information related to the connection device is connected with a wireless function via a wireless network access point, and the measured usage information stored in the storage means.
9.如前述任一权利要求所述的系统,其中存储装置中存储的信息可以经由网络而被访问,并且可以通过使用万维网浏览器来查看。 9. The system of any one of the preceding claims, wherein the information storage means stored may be accessed via a network, and can be viewed by using a Web browser.
10.如前述任一权利要求所述的系统,其中无线接入点处于住宅地产之中。 10. The system as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, wherein the wireless access point is in residential real estate.
11.如权利要求1~9中任一权利要求所述的系统,其中无线接入点处于商业地产之中。 11. 1 to 9 of the system of any one of claims claim, wherein the wireless access point is in commercial real estate.
12.如权利要求10或11所述的系统,其中无线接入点为居住在该地产的人员所拥有。 12. The system of claim 10 or claim 11, wherein the wireless access point is a person living in the real estate owned.
13.如前述任一权利要求所述的系统,其中无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对配备无线功能的设备与网络的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 13. The system as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, wherein the wireless access point comprising: a base station for providing wireless connectivity to devices with a wireless function; and a device for controlling the wireless-equipped network connection wireless access point controller, wherein the wireless access point controller is a general purpose computer.
14.一种用于启用和控制无线接入点的方法,其中该无线接入点提供的是将配备无线功能的设备与网络相连的认证连接,该方法包括:提供一个可以由所述无线接入点经由网络访问的服务器;提供可以由该服务器访问的存储装置;在存储装置中存储软件,以便提供一个可供无线接入点与服务器检查配备无线功能的设备是否可以通过该无线接入点与网络相连的装置;将可供服务器访问的签约信息保存在存储装置中,以便对配备无线功能的设备经由网络与无线接入点相连的连接进行认证;将软件从存储装置下载到无线接入点;在无线接入点上安装软件;结合服务器来检查配备无线功能的设备是否可以通过该无线接入点与网络相连;以及根据可供服务器访问的签约信息来认证所述配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点而与网络相连的连接。 14. A method for enabling and controlling the wireless access point, wherein the wireless access point is provided with authentication apparatus connected to the wireless function connected to the network, the method comprising: providing a can be connected by the wireless server via a network access point; providing a storage means accessible by the server; software stored in storage means, so as to provide a wireless access point for the server to check with the wireless enabled devices through the wireless access point means connected to the network; for the server to access the subscription information stored in the storage device, to authenticate the connection with a wireless function device connected via a network with a wireless access point; software downloaded from the storage device to the wireless access point; install the software on the wireless access point; binding server to check whether the wireless-equipped devices can be connected via the wireless network access point; and a device equipped with a wireless function in accordance with the subscription information, authentication for server access connection connected to the network via a wireless access point.
15.如权利要求14所述的方法,还包括:在存储装置中保存关于无线接入点的信息。 15. The method according to claim 14, further comprising: saving information on the wireless access point in the storage means.
16.如权利要求14或15所述的方法,还包括:测试无线接入点上的可用带宽。 16. The method of claim 14 or claim 15, further comprising: available bandwidth on the wireless access point.
17.如权利要求16所述的方法,还包括:在存储装置中存储与无线接入点的可用带宽相关的信息。 17. The method of claim 16, further comprising: storage means storing an available bandwidth of the wireless access point related information.
18.如权利要求15所述的方法,还包括:在存储装置中存储与无线接入点位置相关的信息。 18. The method of claim 15, further comprising: storing in storage means associated with the wireless access point position information.
19.如权利要求14~18中任一权利要求所述的方法,还包括:提供用于登记指定地理区域中对无线接入点的需求以及在存储装置中保存所述指定区域中的有关对无线接入点的需求信息的装置。 19. claimed in any one of 14 to 18. The method of claim, further comprising: providing a designated geographic area for registering the demand for wireless access point, and the designated storage area in the storage means related to the apparatus information needs a wireless access point.
20.如权利要求14~19中任一权利要求所述的方法,还包括:对与将配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点连至网络的连接有关的使用信息进行测量,并且将这个信息保存在存储装置中。 And this information will be equipped with a device connected to the wireless function information relating to the network connection is measured via the wireless access points: 20. A method as claimed in any one of claims 14 to 19, further comprising stored in the storage means.
21.如权利要求14~20中任一权利要求所述的方法,还包括:提供用于经由网络来访问存储装置中保存的信息,以便在万维网浏览器上进行查看的装置。 21. The method as claimed in any one of claim 14 to claim 20, further comprising: providing access to information via a network stored in the storage means, means for viewing on the web browser.
22.如权利要求14~21中任一权利要求所述的方法,其中无线接入点处于住宅地产中。 A method according to claim 14 to 21 as claimed in any one of claim 22, wherein the wireless access point is in residential real estate.
23.如权利要求14~21中任一权利要求所述的系统,其中无线接入点处于商业地产之中。 14 to 21 a system of any claim as claimed in claim 23, wherein the wireless access point is in commercial real estate.
24.如权利要求22或23所述的方法,其中无线接入点由居住在该地产的人员所拥有。 24. The method of claim 22 or claim 23, wherein the wireless access point is owned by a person living in the property.
25.如权利要求14~24中任一权利要求所述的方法,其中无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对配备无线功能的设备与网络的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 25. The method according to any one of claims claim 14 to claim 24, wherein the wireless access point comprising: a base station for providing wireless connectivity to devices with a wireless function; and means for wireless-equipped devices in the network the connection controlling radio access point controller, wherein the wireless access point controller is a general purpose computer.
26.一种用于确定指定地理区域中的服务需求的方法,该方法包括:提供用于登记指定地理区域中的服务请求的装置;以及记录为指定地理区域中的服务所登记的请求的数量。 26. A method for determining service requirements specified geographic area, the method comprising: providing means for registering the specified geographic area of ​​service request; and recording the number of designated geographic area service registration request .
27.如权利要求26所述的方法,还包括:用于查询在指定地理区域中是否存在服务的第一提供装置。 27. The method according to claim 26, further comprising: means for providing a first query whether there is service in a designated geographic area.
28.一种用于满足指定地理区域中的服务需求的方法,该方法包括:提供用于查询在指定地理区域中是否存在服务的装置;提供用于登记指定地理区域中的服务请求的装置;记录为指定地理区域中的服务所登记的请求的数量;提供可以由指定地理区域中的服务的潜在供应者用以检查关于指定地理区域中的服务的请求数量的提供装置;以及该指定地理区域中的服务的潜在提供者在所述指定地理区域中提供服务。 28. A method for the specified geographic area of ​​service requirements is met, the method comprising: the service providing device is present in the specified geographic area to the query; means providing geographic area specified for registration for a service request; recording the number of requests for the specified geographic area of ​​service registered; provided may be used by a designated geographic area of ​​potential providers of services check request means to provide for the designation of the number of geographic service area; and the designated geographic area potential providers of services to provide services in the designated geographical area.
29.如权利要求26、27或28所述的方法,还包括:记录登记了请求的人员所具有的联系人信息。 29. The method of claim 26, 27 or claim 28, further comprising: a recording request of registered person having contact information.
30.如权利要求29所述的方法,其中该联系人信息是电子邮件地址。 30. The method according to claim 29, wherein the contact information is an email address.
31.如权利要求29或30所述的方法,其中当在指定地理区域以内或是附近可以使用该服务时,与登记了请求的人员取得联系。 The method of claim 29 or 30 as claimed in claim 31., wherein when a specified geographical area or within the vicinity can use the service, the registration request to the contact person.
32.如权利要求26~31中任一权利要求所述的方法,其中该服务是以无线方式接入网络。 32. The method according to any one of claims claim 26 to claim 31, wherein the service is wireless access network.
33.如权利要求32所述的方法,其中以无线方式接入网络是借助公共无线局域网(WLAN)接入点提供的。 33. The method according to claim 32, wherein the access network is a wireless manner by means of a public wireless local area network (WLAN) access point provided.
34.一种用于对配备无线功能的设备经由无线接入点而与网络相连的连接的进行认证的服务器,其中所述无线接入点包括用于向所述配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站,以及用于控制所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间连接的通用计算机,该服务器与存储装置相连,该存储装置存储的是与认证所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间连接的处理有关的信息以及可以下载到无线接入点的软件,该软件提供装置可供无线接入点与服务器基于与认证配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接的处理有关的信息来检查所述配备无线功能的设备是否可以通过无线接入点与网络相连的装置。 34. A server can authenticate the wireless-equipped devices while connected to the network via a wireless access point, wherein the wireless access point comprises a device for providing wireless connectivity to the wirelessly-equipped a base station, and a connection with a general purpose computer for controlling the functions of the wireless device and the connection between the network, the server is connected to the storage device, the storage means is storing the authentication between the wireless-equipped devices in the network and processing information related to the software can be downloaded to a wireless access point, the software provides means for the wireless access point and the server checks the information about the connection between the processing based on the authentication of the wireless-equipped devices in the network device is equipped with wireless enabled devices connected to the network through a wireless access point described later.
35.如权利要求34所述的服务器,其中该服务器经由网络与无线接入点相连。 35. The server according to claim 34, wherein the server is connected to a network via a wireless access point.
36.如权利要求34或35所述的服务器,其中保存在存储装置中并与配备无线功能的设备相关联的签约信息可以由服务器访问。 Server 34 or 35 as claimed in claim 36, wherein in the storage device and can access the device subscription information associated with a wireless function by the server.
37.如权利要求34~36中任一权利要求所述的服务器,其中保存在存储装置中的关于无线接入点的信息可以由服务器访问。 Server according to any one of 34 to 36 as claimed in claim 37, wherein the information about the wireless access point is stored in the storage device may be accessed by the server.
38.如权利要求34~37中任一权利要求所述的服务器,还包括用于测试无线接入点的可用带宽的装置。 The server as claimed in any one of claims 34 to 37 as claimed in claim 38, further comprising means for testing the available bandwidth of the wireless access point.
39.如权利要求38所述的服务器,其中该服务器将关于无线接入点的可用带宽的信息保存到存储装置中。 39. The server according to claim 38, wherein the server is available bandwidth on the wireless access point information stored in the storage device.
40.如权利要求37~39所述的服务器,其中保存在存储装置中的关于无线接入点位置的信息可以由服务器访问。 40. The server according to claim 37 to 39, wherein the information about the wireless access point locations in the storage device may be accessed by the server.
41.如权利要求34~40中任一权利要求所述的服务器,其中保存在存储装置中的与指定地理区域的、与对无线接入点的需求相关的信息可以由服务器访问。 41. The server according to any one of claims claim 34 to claim 40, wherein in the storage device in the designated geographic area associated with the demand for wireless access point information can be accessed by the server.
42.如权利要求34~41中任一权利要求所述的服务器,其中保存在存储装置中的信息可以由服务器访问,并且可以经由网络传送,此外还可以使用万维网浏览器查看。 42. The server according to any one of 34 to 41 claims, wherein the information stored in the storage device may be accessed by the server, and may be transmitted via a network, in addition can also be used to view a Web browser.
43.一种用于将配备无线功能的设备连接到网络的系统,该系统包括:与网络相连的无线接入点,该无线接入点向所述配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接,并且对所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制;经由网络与无线接入点相连的认证装置,该认证装置对配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行认证;以及与认证装置相连的存储装置,该存储装置保存的是与认证所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间连接的有关的信息,该无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 43. A method for the device will be equipped with a wireless function attached to the network, the system comprising: a wireless access point connected to a network, the wireless access point to the wireless device with wireless connection functionality, and for with the connection between the wireless device and the network function are controlled; authentication device connected via a network with a wireless access point, the authentication device is connected between the wirelessly-equipped device authentication with the network; and authentication means a storage device connected, is stored in the memory means information relating to the connection authentication between the wireless-equipped devices in the network, the wireless access point comprising: a base station for providing wireless connectivity to a device equipped with a wireless function ; wireless access point and a controller for controlling the connection between the wireless-equipped devices in the network, wherein the wireless access point controller is a general purpose computer.
44.一种用于将配备无线功能的设备与网络相连的方法,该方法包括:将无线接入点连接到网络,该无线接入点向所述配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接,并且对所述配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行控制;以及对配备无线功能的设备与网络之间的连接进行认证,其中该无线接入点包括:用于向配备无线功能的设备提供无线连接的基站;以及用于对配备无线功能的设备连至网络的连接进行控制的无线接入点控制器,其中该无线接入点控制器是通用计算机。 44. A method for wireless equipped devices connected to the network function, the method comprising: connecting to a wireless network access point, the wireless device a wireless function provided with the access point to provide wireless connectivity, and for with the connection between the wireless device and the network control function; and a connection between the wireless-equipped device authentication with the network, wherein the wireless access point comprising: means for providing the wireless device with a wireless function the base station is connected; and a wireless access point controller for a wireless device is equipped with a control function connected to the connection network, wherein the wireless access point controller is a general purpose computer.
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