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JP2006254077A
JP2006254077A JP2005067550A JP2005067550A JP2006254077A JP 2006254077 A JP2006254077 A JP 2006254077A JP 2005067550 A JP2005067550 A JP 2005067550A JP 2005067550 A JP2005067550 A JP 2005067550A JP 2006254077 A JP2006254077 A JP 2006254077A
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Yutaka Ikeda
Masanao Ise
Ikuo Karashi
Katsuya Nakagawa
Hiroaki Niwamoto
Yasuhiro Ogasawara
Hiromi Shiraishi
克哉 中川
正尚 伊勢
泰弘 小笠原
浩明 庭本
豊 池田
裕美 白石
育雄 芥子
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To easily and surely connect a wireless network connection device to a target wireless network using a network setting device. <P>SOLUTION: The network setting device comprises a setting information storing part in which the network setting information is stored in advance for each one or a plurality of wireless networks, a trigger detection part which detects the occurrence of a trigger requiring an output of the network setting information and selects such network setting information that corresponds to the kind of the detected trigger from the setting information storing part, and an output part which outputs the network setting information selected by the trigger detection part to the wireless network connection device connected to the wireless network. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2006,JPO&NCIPI

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  The present invention relates to a network setting device for newly registering a wireless network connection device in a wireless network, and more particularly to a network setting device capable of reliably connecting a wireless network connection device to a target network.

  When a wireless terminal device wishes to newly register to a wireless network, for example, in wireless LAN in IEEE802.11b, its own MAC address is registered in advance in the target access point, and the network name SSID is set and encrypted in each wireless terminal. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key must be entered to enable All of these operations are performed manually, and can be handled while the number of management terminals is small. For example, in a home network, the network has a scale for each purpose, such as every house, every floor, and every room. In some cases, it is necessary to register dozens of terminals or more, and the manual input process is very troublesome. Further, in the home network, a method is required that allows a newly purchased device to easily participate in the target network.

  In addition, as the transmission power of radio communication radio waves increases, the possibility that a third party may intercept the radio waves increases. Accordingly, it is necessary to prevent transmission data from being intercepted by a third party or the like while minimizing transmission power.

For example, in Patent Document 1, transmission power is initially minimized, transmission power is increased step by step until a response is returned from the other party, and the response is returned from the terminal on the other side for the first time. A technique is disclosed in which the transmission power is determined as the minimum transmission power necessary for transmission, thereby suppressing the emission of radio waves to an unnecessary range and preventing the interception of communication by a third party.
Patent Document 2 discloses that the encryption key data (WEP key) is communicated by making the wireless communication range between the access point and the wireless terminal narrower than the normal communication range. An encryption key setting system for preventing leakage is disclosed.
JP 2000-295658 A JP 2004-215232 A

However, in Patent Document 1, for example, in a home network, a certain wireless terminal is a desired server when a server of a neighboring resident who is separated from the own server in a separate room is closer to the signal strength. There was a problem that authentication information was exchanged with the server of the next resident instead of his own server. That is, there is a risk that information may be exchanged with an unintended device, and communication may be disturbed by a nearby device.
Further, in Patent Document 2, it is troublesome because information must be exchanged by bringing a device that participates in the network to the vicinity where the access point for transmitting the WEP key is installed. Moreover, it is a time-consuming work for a device that is inconvenient to carry.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above circumstances, and by providing a network setting device that stores a plurality of network setting information in advance, setting, joining, leaving, etc. of a wireless network connection device It is an object of the present invention to provide a network setting device that can facilitate the operation procedure of and reliably connect to a target wireless network.

The present invention detects a setting information storage unit that stores network setting information in advance for each of one or a plurality of wireless networks, and a trigger that requests output of the network setting information, and corresponds to the type of the detected trigger A trigger detection unit that selects the network setting information from the setting information storage unit, and an output unit that outputs the network setting information selected by the trigger detection unit to a wireless network connection device connected to a wireless network. The present invention provides a network setting device characterized by the above.
According to this, since the network setting information corresponding to the detected trigger type is output to the wireless network connection device, it is avoided that the wireless network connection device is connected and set to an unintended wireless network with strong signal strength. It is possible to reliably connect to the target wireless network to be connected.

Further, according to the present invention, the trigger detection unit includes a signal reception unit that receives a radio signal transmitted via a wireless communication medium of the wireless network, and the signal reception unit is transmitted by the wireless network connection device. When the connection request signal is received, the trigger detection unit determines that the generation of the trigger is detected, and the output unit outputs network setting information corresponding to the received connection request signal.
According to this, since the detection of the occurrence of the trigger is determined based on whether or not the connection request signal has been received, the operation for setting the connection to the network can be simplified, and the burden on the user in the network setting process can be reduced.

Further, the trigger detection unit includes a push button, and when the push button is pressed down, the trigger detection unit determines that the occurrence of the trigger is detected, and the output unit corresponds to the network setting information corresponding to the push button. Is output.
According to this, since it is determined that the push button has been pressed is the occurrence of a trigger for requesting output of network setting information, the connection setting to the network can be reliably performed at the timing intended by the user.

In addition, the trigger detection unit includes an electrical connection signal detection unit that detects an electrical connection signal from the outside, and when the electrical connection signal detection unit detects the electrical connection signal, the trigger detection unit generates a trigger. The output unit outputs network setting information corresponding to the detected electrical connection signal.
According to this, since the detection of the electrical connection signal is determined as the detection of the occurrence of the trigger, it is possible to facilitate the connection setting operation to the network and reduce the burden on the user.

In the present invention, the network setting information stored in the setting information storage unit is stored in association with a preset type of the trigger.
Here, the type of trigger means “reception of connection request signal”, “pressed push button”, “detection of electrical connection signal” and the like as described above.
For example, when a plurality of push buttons are prepared in advance, there are different trigger types for each push button. Also, by including different information in the data in the connection request signal, the type of trigger can be made different for each connection request signal.

The output unit includes a wireless communication unit that outputs a wireless setting signal including the network setting information, and the wireless setting signal output from the wireless communication unit is transmitted / received via a wireless communication medium of the wireless network. The output level is lower than that of a wireless signal.
According to this, the transmission / reception range of the network setting information can be limited to a narrow range, and it is possible to avoid erroneous setting by communicating with an unintended device for which network setting is not intended, and relatively close The network setting information can be transmitted only to a device that requires a network setting located.

Further, an input unit that can newly add network setting information or update or change the network setting information already stored in the setting information storage unit may be provided.
Here, the input unit means, for example, a connector corresponding to a standard such as USB or an insertion port for connecting a cable. According to this, various network setting information can be acquired via the input unit, and the information can be changed so as to be compatible with connection to a plurality of networks.

In addition, when the user information of the person who performs the input operation of the network setting information is acquired, it is confirmed whether or not the acquired user information matches the information of the input authorized person set in advance. Further, an input authentication unit that permits the input operation may be further provided.
According to this, since the input authentication unit is provided, it is possible to confirm the legitimacy of the user who intends to input the network setting information before the input, and to prevent the setting information from being illegally changed. it can.

In addition, the user information of the person who performs the output operation of the network setting information is acquired, and it is confirmed whether or not the acquired user information matches the information of the output authorized person set in advance. An output authentication unit that permits the output operation may be further provided.
According to this, since the output authentication unit is provided, the legitimacy of the user who intends to output the network setting information can be confirmed before the output, and the network setting device of the present invention is illegally used. Can be prevented.

The output unit may include an output information protection unit that encrypts network setting information to be output.
According to this, since the network setting information to be output by the output information protection unit is encrypted, the risk of decryption can be reduced even if the output network setting information is intercepted.

The setting information storage unit may include a storage information protection unit that encrypts the network setting information to be stored.
According to this, since the network information to be stored is encrypted by the storage information protection unit, the risk of decryption can be reduced.

The setting information storage unit includes a calculation unit that generates an ID that does not overlap in the wireless network, and the output unit adds the ID generated by the calculation unit to the network setting information to be output. It is characterized by outputting.
According to this, since a unique ID is added to the network setting information and output, the gateway managing the network can assign a unique ID to each wireless network connection device, and the gateway ID assignment process is distributed. It is possible to shorten the processing time for so-called network participation and facilitate the participation procedure.

The input unit acquires network setting information from a wireless network connection device connected to an existing wireless network, and uses the acquired network setting information to store the network setting information stored in the setting information storage unit. Add, update or change.
According to this, since the network setting information is acquired from the wireless network connection device already connected to the existing network, the network connection device can easily join the network without knowing the existing network information. Can be processed.

In addition, a medium for outputting network setting information from the output unit is different from a wireless communication medium of a wireless network to which the network connection device is connected.
According to this, since the above-mentioned two media are different, communication via each media does not interfere, and network setting information can be reliably provided to the wireless network connection device.

The network setting information includes information indicating a request to leave the network.
According to this, it is possible not only to join the network connection device to the network but also to leave the network.

Further, the output unit includes a wireless communication unit that outputs a wireless setting signal including the network setting information, and a communicable range in which the wireless setting signal output from the wireless signal unit can be transmitted and received is wireless of the wireless network. It is characterized by being narrower than a communicable range in which radio signals transmitted / received via a communication medium can be transmitted / received.
According to this, only network connection devices located in the vicinity can be targeted for participation in the target wireless network.

  According to the present invention, the network setting information corresponding to the detected trigger type is output to the network connection device, so that erroneous connection to an unintended network is avoided, and the network connection device is connected to the connection-target wireless network. The process to perform can be performed easily and reliably.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. In the following description, the same parts are denoted by the same reference numerals. Their names and functions are also the same. In addition, this invention is not limited by this.

(Configuration of wireless network system)
FIG. 1 shows a configuration diagram of a wireless network system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
In FIG. 1, the network system of the present invention includes a gateway 1 and wireless network connection devices (2, 3, 4), which are connected via a wireless communication medium 6. In the present embodiment, the wireless network configured around the gateway 1 has a tree-type structure with the gateway 1 as a root. Here, the wireless communication medium 6 is not a physical medium such as a wired cable, but means a radio wave or the like that can transfer a wireless signal.

The gateway 1 manages information on each wireless network connection device participating in the wireless network.
The wireless network connection device means any device that can be connected to a network, such as a temperature sensor, a human sensor, an air conditioner, a television, and a video. Each wireless network connection device is allowed to participate in the wireless network of the gateway 1 by registering the unique ID of the wireless network connection device in the gateway 1.

  The wireless network connection device and the gateway 1 communicate directly or through another wireless network connection device. The wireless network connection device 2 having a relay function for other wireless network connection devices is called “parent”, and the wireless network connection devices 3 and 4 having no relay function for other wireless network connection devices are “child”. Call it. The “parent” can exchange information with the “child” in response to the request signal from the “child”, and the “child” can send information to the “parent” or “gateway” by sending a request signal. Can be exchanged. “Parent” may be “child”, but “child” does not have the function of “parent”, and therefore, “child” does not exchange information.

For example, in FIG. 1, in the room A, the wireless network connection device 2 communicates directly with the gateway 1, and the wireless network connection devices 3 and 4 communicate with the gateway 1 via the wireless network connection device 2. Here, in the room A, the “parent” is the wireless network connection device 2 and the “child” is the wireless network connection devices 3 and 4. The wireless network connection device 5 is a wireless network connection device that has not yet been registered in the gateway 1.
However, the configuration of the wireless network need not be limited to this. The relationship between “parent” and “child” may be reversed, and it is not necessary to limit to the tree structure as in this example. The network configuration may be an ad hoc network. Moreover, the wireless network which can participate in a network, without registering a wireless network connection apparatus in a gateway may be sufficient.

The network setting device 10 is a device that performs settings for allowing the wireless network connection device 5 to participate in the wireless network. The network setting device 10 stores in advance information DT (hereinafter also referred to as network setting information) necessary for the wireless network connection device 5 to participate in the target network, and the information DT is stored in the wireless network connection device 5 in the medium 11. (For example, via a USB cable).
When the wireless network connection device 5 receives the network setting information DT from the network device 10, the wireless network connection device 5 performs an operation of connecting to the target wireless network based on the information DT. After connecting to the target wireless network, the wireless network connection device 5 starts a registration procedure for the gateway 1. When the wireless network connection device 5 is normally registered in the gateway 1, the wireless network connection device 5 becomes a member of the network formed by the gateway 1.
The network setting device 10 may be configured as an independent dedicated terminal device, but may be provided in the form of a USB memory or a memory card and mounted in the network connection device. Further, it may be incorporated as one component in an existing mobile terminal such as a mobile phone, or may be incorporated into the parent wireless network connection device 2.

(Configuration of Network Setting Device: Example 1)
FIG. 2 shows a functional block diagram of the first embodiment of the network setting apparatus 10 of the present invention. In FIG. 2, the network setting device 10 mainly includes a trigger detection unit 21, an output unit 22, and a setting information recording unit 23.
The “trigger detection unit” 21 is a part that detects a trigger for outputting network setting information at a predetermined timing. The term “trigger” as used herein means a trigger that triggers a predetermined timing. For example, a button as described later is pressed, a connector is connected, or a radio signal is received. Is equivalent to a trigger.
The “output unit” 22 is a part that outputs network setting information to the wireless network connection device 5 through the medium 11. The medium 11 for outputting the network setting information is preferably a wired medium such as a USB cable from the viewpoint of reliably transferring the information. However, it may be a wireless communication medium capable of performing infrared communication or wireless communication.

  The “setting information storage unit” 23 is a part that stores in advance the network setting information of the wireless network formed by the gateway 1 in FIG. Here, “network setting information” means, for example, the “network ID”, “gateway address”, “common key”, and the like of the network formed by the gateway 1.

  FIG. 3 shows an example of the network setting information stored in the setting information storage unit 23. Here, the name of the wireless network formed by the gateway 1 is “network 1”. It is assumed that “netID”, “aa.bb.cc.dd” as “gateway address”, and “ABCDEFGHIJKLM” as “common key” are stored as “network ID” constituting the setting information of network 1, respectively. .

When the trigger detection unit 21 detects a trigger, the network setting device 10 in the present embodiment reads network setting information DT corresponding to the trigger type from the storage unit 23 and outputs it from the output unit 22. .
For example, when some dedicated “buttons” are used for the “trigger detection unit” 21, it is detected as a trigger that a specific button is pressed by the user. The setting information storage unit 23 stores network setting information DT associated with the specific button. For example, the setting information storage unit 23 stores “1” living network setting information for configuring a network in the living room, “2” bedroom network setting information for configuring a network in the bedroom, and “3” child room. If there is information such as child room network setting information for configuring a network, “1” is displayed for “button 1”, “2” is displayed for “button 2”, “3” is displayed for “button 3”, Are associated with each other. Then, the information “1” is selected when the button 1 is pressed, the information “2” is selected when the button 2 is pressed, and the information “3” is selected when the button 3 is pressed. 22 outputs the selected information to the wireless network connection device 5 via the medium 11.

  In addition, the “trigger detection unit” 21 may include an “electric connection signal detection unit” that detects an electrical connection signal. In this case, a “connector” having a universal serial bus, a PC card bus, a compact flash card bus, or the like can be used for the “output unit” 22. On the other hand, the wireless network connection device 5 has an insertion port into which this connector can be inserted. In this configuration, when the electrical connection signal detection unit of the trigger detection unit 21 inserts the connector of the network setting device 10 into the connector insertion port of the wireless network connection device 5, the electrical connection signal corresponding to the trigger is output. To detect. After this detection, the output unit 22 selects the network setting information DT associated with the detected electrical connection signal from the setting information storage unit 23 and outputs it.

In the above two examples, the wireless communication medium 6 for connecting to the wireless network to which the wireless network connection device 5 intends to participate and the medium 11 for exchanging network setting information between the setting device 10 and the connection device 5 are used. Is a different form.
However, as exemplified below, the wireless communication medium 6 and the medium 11 for outputting the information DT may be in the same form. In this case, the “trigger detection unit” 21 is provided with a “signal reception unit” that receives a radio signal communicated via the radio communication medium 6. For example, the signal reception unit receives a connection request signal output from the wireless network connection device 5. The reception of the connection request signal corresponds to a trigger, and the reception time is the timing for outputting the network setting information. After receiving this signal, the output unit 22 selects and outputs the network setting information DT associated with the received connection request signal from the network setting information DT stored in the setting information storage unit 23.

Further, the trigger detection unit 21 may be one or plural. The network setting device 10 stores the network setting information DT separately for each trigger type. The “type” of the trigger here means, for example, one “button”, one “voice”, one “radio reception signal” and the like. In addition, when there are a plurality of types of information to be detected, or when a button is used for the trigger detection unit 21, a plurality of buttons are prepared and each button is triggered. The “type” of In addition, various types of input devices may be used as trigger types.
When there are a plurality of types of “trigger”, information on “type of trigger” is stored as the network setting information DT in addition to the information content shown in FIG. That is, for each “type of trigger”, network setting information DT including three pieces of information as shown in FIG. 3 is stored in the setting information storage unit 23 in advance. In this case, the output unit 22 reads out and outputs the network setting information DT stored in association with the detected trigger. However, it is not limited to this method. For example, the network setting information can be stored in association with each condition. When a trigger occurs, a condition determination may be performed, and network setting information that matches the condition may be output.

  Next, an embodiment for reducing the reach of the wireless setting signal carrying the network setting information DT output from the output unit 22 will be described. The purpose of this is to reduce the communicable distance in order to prevent the wireless setting signal carrying the network setting information DT from being falsified, eavesdropped, or accessing an access point different from the purpose. In this embodiment, two methods for reducing the distance will be described, but the method is not limited to this as long as the purpose is to reduce the distance.

The first way to reduce the distance is to reduce the “output level” of the radio wave. The “output level” here means, for example, the output level of a signal defined by the Bluetooth standard when the wireless medium connected to the network by the wireless network connection device 5 is Bluetooth. The output level at which the network setting device 10 outputs the wireless setting signal to the wireless network connection device 5 is an output level that is extremely smaller than the output level of the wireless signal that the wireless network connection device 5 outputs when attempting to connect to the wireless network of the gateway 1. . This is because radio waves pass through walls, etc., so the default output level (for example, the Bluetooth output level is +20 dBm (100 m) to 0 dBm (10 m)) should be within the range of 10 to 100 m. Radio waves will arrive. Therefore, it is necessary to make the output level extremely low by comprehensively considering the size of the room where the wireless network connection device 5 is installed, the prediction of attenuation, the reception sensitivity, and the like. For example, in Bluetooth, when the output level is set to -40 dBm, the reach distance is about 10 cm, so that the risk of eavesdropping can be reduced.

  The second method is to use “infrared rays”. This has the characteristic that infrared rays cannot pass through walls and the like, so that the signal can reach only at an unforeseen distance. Therefore, the possibility of eavesdropping to a third party can be kept small, and the security capability can be improved. Further, even if another similar device exists in the vicinity, an infrared signal cannot be received without an infrared light receiving port, so that there is an effect of preventing eavesdropping. Further, when the wireless medium 6 of the wireless network connection device 5 is Bluetooth and the output medium 11 of the network setting device 10 is infrared, the network setting device 10 is more effective than the case where a wireless technology such as Bluetooth or wireless LAN is used. Can be provided at low cost.

(Explanation of operation of network setting device of embodiment 1)
FIG. 4 shows a flowchart of the schematic operation of the network setting device 10 of the present invention.
First, in step S31, the trigger detection unit 21 checks whether or not a trigger as described above has occurred. If the trigger detection unit 21 detects “trigger”, the process proceeds to step S32. On the other hand, if not detected, the process returns to step S31.

  In step S32, the output unit 22 determines the type of the detected trigger, reads out the network setting information DT corresponding to the trigger from the setting information storage unit 23, and outputs it.

(Configuration of network setting device: Example 2)
FIG. 5 illustrates a functional block diagram of the network setting apparatus 10 according to the second embodiment. Here, in addition to the configuration of FIG. 2, an “input unit” 41 is provided.
The “input unit” 41 is a part for inputting the network setting information DT from the outside. The storage information in the setting information storage unit 23 is updated, added, or changed by the input unit. The network setting information DT input from the input unit 41 is stored in the setting information storage unit 23. Here, the outside means, for example, an external memory such as a USB, an Internet having network setting information or a server on the network, or an input from a voice / keyboard or the like.

  The input unit 41 may include a “reception unit” that receives a radio signal such as infrared rays, may be a “connector” having a universal serial bus, a PC card bus, a compact flash card bus, or the like, or may be an insertion port of a cable. . For example, when the input unit 41 is a radio signal receiving unit, network setting information can be received from the gateway 1 via radio. When the input unit 41 is a “connector”, network setting information can be acquired from the gateway 1 via the connector. However, the transmission source of the network setting information is not limited to the gateway 1, and other information communication devices can also be used.

(Configuration of Network Setting Device: Example 3)
FIG. 6 illustrates a functional block diagram of the network setting apparatus 10 according to the third embodiment. Here, in addition to the configuration of FIG. 5, an “authentication unit for input” 61 is provided.
The “authentication unit for input” 61 indicates whether or not the access is from a correct user when acquiring the network setting information in order to prevent the information of the network setting device 10 from being arbitrarily rewritten by a third party. It is a functional block for authentication.
For example, the network setting device 10 is provided with a keyboard, allows the user to input a password, and the input authentication unit 61 performs password authentication. In addition, a fingerprint detection device that detects a fingerprint is provided, and the authentication unit 61 for input performs fingerprint authentication. Also, other authentication methods such as voice speaker authentication may be used.

(Description of operation of network setting device of embodiment 3)
FIG. 7 shows a flowchart of the operation of the network setting device 10 according to the third embodiment including the input unit 41 and the input authentication unit 61.
In step S51, the input authentication unit 61 confirms the input user information and authenticates whether the user is a correct user. If it is determined that the user is correct, the process proceeds to S52. If it is determined that the user is not correct, the process returns to step S51.
In step S52, the network setting information DT is acquired from the input unit 41. As described above, for example, when the input unit 41 is a receiving unit that receives a wireless signal, network setting information is acquired via a wireless communication medium. When the input unit 41 is a connector, network setting information is acquired via the connector.
In step S53, the acquired network setting information DT is stored in the setting information storage unit 23.

(Configuration of Network Setting Device: Example 4)
FIG. 8 is a functional block diagram of the network setting apparatus 10 according to the fourth embodiment. Here, in addition to the configuration of FIG. 6, an “output information protection unit” 62 and an “output authentication unit” 63 are provided.
The “output information protection unit” 62 easily decodes information even when network setting information is intercepted by a third party when information is exchanged between the network setting device 10 and the wireless network connection device 5. It is a functional block for protecting information so as not to be executed.
Here, protection of information means, for example, encryption, user authentication, tampering prevention, and the like.

The “authentication unit for output” 63 is a functional block for authenticating whether the access is from a correct user so that the network setting device 10 is not used by a third party without permission. The network setting device 10 includes a keyboard, and allows the user to input a password, and the output authentication unit 63 performs password authentication. Further, a fingerprint detection function for detecting a fingerprint may be provided, and fingerprint authentication may be performed by the output authentication unit 63. Moreover, you may use another authentication method similarly to input authentication.
Since the network setting device 10 includes the output authentication unit 63, the network setting information can be output from the output unit 22 only when the output authentication unit 63 determines that the access is from a correct user.

(Description of operation of network setting device of embodiment 4)
FIG. 9 shows a flowchart of the operation of the network setting device 10 of the fourth embodiment including the output information protection unit 62 and the output authentication unit 63.
In step S71, the trigger detection unit 21 checks whether or not a trigger as described above has occurred. When the trigger detection unit 21 detects “trigger”, the process proceeds to step S72. If not detected, the process returns to step S71.

In step S72, the output authentication unit 63 performs authentication to determine whether or not the person who intends to acquire the user information is a correct user. For example, the user is prompted for a password. If it is determined that the user is correct, the process proceeds to step S73. If it is determined that the user is not correct, the process returns to step S71.
In step S73, the type of trigger detected by the output unit 22 is determined, and the network setting information DT corresponding to the trigger is read from the setting information storage unit 23, protected by the output information protection unit 62, and output by the output unit 22 Output more. An example of detailed information protection processing performed by the output information protection unit 62 will be described later.

(Configuration of Network Setting Device: Example 5)
FIG. 10 illustrates a functional block diagram of the network setting apparatus 10 according to the fifth embodiment. Here, in addition to the configuration of FIG. 8, a “storage information protection unit” 64 is provided.
The “storage information protection unit” 64 means that when the network setting device 10 reaches a third party, the network setting device 10 is disassembled and the information in the setting information storage unit 23 is extracted. It is a functional block for protecting information so that it is not easily deciphered. As an information protection method, for example, an existing encryption method such as DES or MISTY can be used.

(Configuration of wireless network connection device)
Next, the configuration of the wireless network connection device that acquires network setting information from the network setting device 10 (2, 3, 4, and 5 in FIG. 1) will be described.
FIG. 11 illustrates a functional block diagram of the wireless network connection device. In the present embodiment, the wireless network connection device 5 mainly includes an information acquisition unit 101, a communication unit 102, a setting unit 103, and an authentication unit 104.

The “information acquisition unit” 101 is a part that acquires network setting information output from the network setting device 10. The information acquisition unit 101 may be a wireless signal reception unit, a connector, or a cable insertion port.
The “communication unit” 102 is a part for connecting to the wireless network of the gateway 1.
The “setting unit” 103 is a part for setting a network based on the network setting information acquired from the information acquisition unit 101. The communication unit 102 connects to the target network based on the setting contents of the setting unit 103 and performs a registration procedure for the gateway 1.

  The “authentication unit” 104 refers to the information from the correct user when the information acquisition unit 101 acquires the network setting information so that the information of the wireless network connection device 5 is not arbitrarily rewritten by a third party. It is a functional block for authenticating whether access is made. For example, the wireless network connection device 5 includes a keyboard, allows a user to input a password, and the authentication unit 104 performs password authentication. Further, a fingerprint detection function for detecting a fingerprint may be provided, and the authentication unit 104 may perform fingerprint authentication. Moreover, you may use another authentication method similarly to input authentication.

(Data communication processing between network setting device 10 and wireless network connection device)
FIG. 12 shows a flowchart of an embodiment of data communication processing in the network setting device 10 and the wireless network connection device 5. FIG. 12 is a flowchart in a case where the wireless network connection device 5 newly registers in the gateway wireless network.
Here, it is assumed that the wireless network connection device 5 and the network setting device 10 have a keyboard function.

First, step S91 and step S92 in the wireless network connection device 5 will be described.
In step S91, it is confirmed that the password PA1 (for example, “4649”) is input to the wireless network connection device 5 by the user.
In step S92, the authentication unit 104 of the wireless network connection device 5 stores the input password PA1. Thereafter, the wireless network connection device 5 stands by until the network setting device 10 outputs network setting information.

Next, steps S81 to S85 in the network setting device 10 will be described.
In step S81, the trigger detection unit 21 checks whether or not a trigger having a predetermined timing has occurred. If the occurrence of a trigger is detected, the process proceeds to step S82. If not detected, the process returns to step S81.
In step S82, whether or not the input authentication unit 61 is a correct user is authenticated. For example, it prompts for a password. If it is determined that the user is correct, the process proceeds to S83, and if it is determined that the user is not correct, the process returns to step S81.

In step S83, it is confirmed that the same password (“4649”) input in step S91 is input by the user.
In step S84, the output unit 22 reads the network setting information DT corresponding to the detected trigger from the setting information storage unit 23, and uses the input password to retrieve the network setting information extracted by the output information protection unit 62. Encrypt.
In step S85, the output unit 22 outputs the encrypted network setting information DT1.
The operation flow in the network setting device 10 has been described above.

Next, the case where the wireless network connection device 5 acquires the network setting information output in step S85 will be described.
In step S93, the information acquisition unit 101 acquires the information DT1 output in step S85.
In step S94, the information DT1 acquired using the password PA1 stored in the authentication unit 104 is decrypted. If the decryption is successful, the process proceeds to step S95. If the decryption fails, the process returns to step S91.

In step S95, the setting unit 103 sets the decoded network setting information DT1 ′.
In step S96, the communication unit 102 connects to the target network based on the network setting information DT1 ′ set by the setting unit 103.
The above is an example of the data communication process between the network setting device 10 and the wireless network connection device 5. Since the wireless network connection device 5 can only decrypt the information DT1 encrypted with the password PA1 known only to the correct user, it is possible to prevent the wrong network setting information from being set arbitrarily by a third party. Become.

FIG. 13 is a flowchart of data communication processing performed between the network setting device 10 and the wireless network connection device 5, which is different from FIG. Also in this example, it is assumed that the wireless network connection device 5 and the network setting device 10 have a keyboard function.
First, in step S190 of the wireless network connection device 5, it is determined whether the wireless network connection device 5 has previous user information. Here, the user information is, for example, a password used by the user last time. If so, the process proceeds to step S191. If not, the process proceeds to step S193.

In step S191, the authentication unit 104 confirms that user information is input from the user to the wireless network connection device 5. If entered, the authentication unit 104 acquires user information and stores it.
In step S192, the authentication unit 104 determines whether the user is using the correct user. For example, the previous password is stored in the authentication unit 104, and the input password is compared with the stored password. If it is an access from a correct user, it waits until the network setting apparatus 10 inputs information (the process proceeds to step S193). If the user is not correct, the process returns to step S190.

Hereinafter, steps S181 to S184 of the network setting device 10 will be described.
In step S181, the trigger detection unit 21 checks whether or not a trigger having a predetermined timing occurs. When the trigger detection unit 21 detects a trigger, the process proceeds to step S182. If not detected, the process returns to step S181.
In step S182, the network setting apparatus 10 confirms that a password (for example, “4649”) has been input, and when obtaining the password, passes the password to the output unit 22.
In step S183, the output unit 22 reads out the network setting information DT corresponding to the detected trigger from the setting information storage unit 23, and the output information protection unit 62 uses the acquired password to read out the network setting information DT. Encryption.
In step S184, the output unit 22 outputs the encrypted network setting information DT2.

Next, steps S193 to S197 of the wireless network connection device 5 will be described.
In step S193, the information acquisition unit 101 acquires the network setting information DT2 output from step S184.
In step S194, it is confirmed that the user inputs the same password (for example, “4649”) as the password input in step S182 to the wireless network setting device 5.
In step S195, the authentication unit 104 decrypts the encrypted network setting information DT2 using the password input in S194. The input password is stored in the authentication unit 104.

In step S196, the setting unit 103 sets the decrypted network setting information DT2 ′.
In step S197, based on the information set in the setting unit 103, the communication unit 102 starts a connection procedure for joining the target network.
Also in this communication process, since the wireless network connection device 5 accepts only access from the correct user, it is possible to prevent the contents once set from being rewritten by a third party without permission.

(Processing for joining a wireless network connection device to the network)
Next, an example of how the wireless network connection device 5 uses the acquired network setting information in order to participate in the target network will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 and 3.
First, the wireless network setting device 5 searches for a device that can be connected nearby by transmitting a search signal. In the case of FIG. 1, the wireless network connection device 2 and the wireless network connection device 5 which are “parents” are in a state where information can be exchanged. When the information exchange becomes possible, the wireless network connection device 5 transmits “netID” which is a network ID to the wireless network connection device 2.
When the wireless network connection device 2 determines that “netID” is the correct network ID, the wireless network connection device 2 transmits a connection permission and a temporary address to the wireless network connection device 5.
Upon receiving the connection permission, the wireless network connection device 5 transmits a registration request signal to the gateway (address “aa.bb.cc.dd”). The registration request signal is transmitted to the gateway 1 via the wireless network connection device 2.

When the gateway 1 receives the registration request signal, the gateway 1 assigns a network address NA to the wireless network connection device 5 and stores the assigned address NA. Then, the assigned network address NA is encrypted with the common key “ABCDEFGHIJKLM” and returned to the wireless network connection device 5. At this time, the encrypted network address NA ′ is returned to the wireless network connection device 5 via the wireless network connection device 2.
Upon receiving the network address NA ′, the wireless network connection device 5 decrypts it with the common key and registers it with itself. When the registration is completed, the wireless network connection device 5 returns a response signal to the gateway 1. Subsequent information exchange is also performed using the common key “ABCDEFGHIJKLM”.

However, various types of network setting information DT can be used. For example, when the network setting information is “release key”, the “removal key” is provided to the wireless network connection devices (2, 3, 4) already participating in the target network, thereby leaving the target network. It can also be made. For example, it is assumed that the wireless network connection device 3 is previously equipped with a function for invalidating the network setting when a “CANCEL” command is received. In addition, the network setting device 10 is in a state in which a cancel key “CANCEL” command can be transmitted as network setting information.
At this time, when the wireless network connection device 3 receives the release key “CANCEL” from the network setting device 10, it can invalidate the network setting and leave the network.

Moreover, the cancellation | release method is not restricted above.
For example, when the wireless network connection device 3 receives a “CANCEL” command from the network setting device 10, the wireless network connection device 3 outputs a “CANCEL” command to the gateway 1. Further, when the gateway 1 receives the “CANCEL” command, the gateway 1 deletes the information of the wireless network connection device 3 that has distributed the command from the network registration database.
At this time, when the wireless network connection device 3 receives the “CANCEL” command from the network setting device 10, it transmits the “CANCEL” command to the gateway 1. The gateway 1 that has received the “CANCEL” command determines from the received packet that the command is from the wireless network connection device 3, and further deletes the information of the wireless network connection device 3 that has been registered with the gateway 1. The connection device 3 may be disconnected from the network.

Further, the network setting device 10 may own the release information and transmit the information to the wireless network connection device 3 so that the wireless network connection device 3 is disconnected from the network.
In addition to joining and leaving, it is also possible to form a new network group by fundamentally reconfiguring the entire network.

(Non-duplicated ID assignment process)
Next, the case where the setting information storage unit 23 of FIG. 2 includes an “arithmetic unit” (not shown) will be described.
The calculation unit performs calculation for generating a random number using time, for example, and generates an ID. The output unit 22 adds the ID generated by the calculation unit to the network setting information and outputs it. Since the setting information storage unit 23 includes such a calculation unit, the output unit 22 can output different information every time. Therefore, an ID that does not overlap is assigned to the wireless network connection device.

  For example, numerical values up to 10,000 are randomly generated and output as non-overlapping IDs to the wireless network connection device 5. The ID that does not overlap is, for example, the network address of the wireless network connection device. The assigned network address may be included in the registration request signal transmitted to the gateway 1 and transmitted. In this way, if the network setting device 10 assigns non-overlapping IDs, the work of assigning addresses in the gateway 1 can be omitted, so that the processing in the gateway 1 can be distributed and the time until network participation is reached. Can be shortened.

(Specific implementation example of network setting device)
Here, a specific implementation example of the network setting device will be described.
FIG. 14 shows a configuration diagram of an embodiment of a wireless TV system capable of wirelessly transmitting AV information.
The transmitter 1001 receives AV information 1004 from other AV devices such as an antenna 1002 and an external video source (DVD / HDD recorder) 1003, and wirelessly receives a wireless LAN signal 1005 such as 802.11a. Wireless TV) 1006. The receiver 1006 receives control information transmitted from the remote controller 1007 and means channel change, volume control, and the like as an infrared signal 1008, and is transmitted to the transmitter 1001 via the wireless LAN signal 1005.
The control information may be processed in the transmitter 1001. In addition, the infrared signal 1008 transmitted from the remote control 1007 is reproduced by an infrared signal reproduction device called an IR mouse 1009, and the external video source 1003 is operated. By doing so, it is possible to change channels and adjust volume. Recently, there is a mechanism (such as IEEE 1394) that can transmit control information even in the connection between the transmitter 1001 and the external video source 1003.

  In this wireless TV system, a transmitter 1001, a receiver 1006, and a remote controller 1007 are generally sold as a set. The remote controller 1007 sold as a set can operate the transmitter 1001. In some cases, the remote controller 1007 can directly operate an external video source, or a dedicated remote controller originally set in the external video source can be used. In the following embodiment, it is assumed that the remote controller 1007 is sold as a set with a transmitter 1001 and a receiver 1006.

  One example of the use scene of this wireless TV system is a mode in which an external video source 1003 and a transmitter 1001 are fixedly installed in the living room, and a receiver 1006 is held throughout the house to receive AV information. It is. There are various usage scenes such as being able to freely layout without being caught by cable wiring while being in the same living room, bringing it to the kitchen for cooking, watching it by bringing it to the bedroom at bedtime, etc. Conceivable. However, when there is one transmitter 1001 and one receiver 1006, there is a problem that only one person can always view. There is no particular problem when the whole family watches the same program, but when each family wants to watch a different program or DVD, it is a problem if only one receiver 1006 is used. In that case, it can be solved by joining a new second receiver 1010 to the network.

  The correspondence relationship between this usage pattern and FIG. 1 will be described. The transmitter 1001, the receiver 1006, and the second receiver 1010 correspond to the wireless network connection devices 2 to 5, and correspond to the network setting device 10. The remote controller 1007 performs this. Various settings can be made in the second receiver 1010 using the remote controller 1007, and it is possible to participate in the network.

The following points need to be considered as important factors in the registration process of a new receiver of the wireless TV system.
1. Defend against devices that you don't want to allow, such as neighbors' devices
2. A simple registration method that can be used even by people who are not familiar with encryption and other procedures and simply need to be able to watch TV wirelessly.

If the remote controller 1007 is used, since it is infrared communication, the communication distance is short, and communication can be easily cut off by a shielding object such as a wall. Can be satisfied.
Also, as shown in FIG. 15, a new registration button 1101 is prepared on the remote controller 1007, and various settings are performed by pointing the remote controller 1007 toward the second receiver 1010 and pressing the new registration button 1101. . According to this, since the user can perform new registration simply by pushing the new registration button 1101, element 2. It is possible to satisfy.

  The remote controller 1007 stores individual setting information for each corresponding transmitter 1001 in advance, and unique setting information that can be uniquely identified from other wireless TV systems is registered. That is, by pushing a new registration button of a specific remote controller, the infrared signal that is called out and output is individual for each remote controller, and the connection setting with the transmitter 1001 is not possible using a remote controller that is not sold as a set. It is possible to make it impossible.

  The data communication processing sequence is the same as in any of the above-described embodiments, and the processing for outputting network setting information from the remote controller 1007 may be performed using FIG. Further, the process of storing the network setting information in the second receiver 1010 may be according to FIG. The operation flowchart of the second receiver shown in FIG. 16 will be described below with reference to FIG.

In step S201, the second receiver 1010 corresponding to the network connection device 5 includes, for example, a keyboard so that the user can input a password, detect a fingerprint, or input a voice. When the user information is acquired from, the authentication unit 104 of the second receiver 1010 authenticates whether or not it is a correct user. If it is determined that the user is correct, the process proceeds to S202. If it is determined that the user is not correct, the process returns to step S201.
In step S202, network setting information is acquired from the information acquisition unit 101. When the information acquisition unit 101 is an infrared light receiving unit, network setting information is acquired via infrared rays.
In step S203, the acquired network setting information is stored in the setting unit 103.

  Here, when the infrared remote controller is used, the remote controller 1007 is owned by the user in the house and usually cannot be used by others, so step S201 may be omitted. However, it is preferable to perform an authentication procedure in order to limit the use in the case of theft.

According to this specific embodiment, the following advantages can be obtained.
1. Infrared remote control used for channel operation can also serve as a network setting device, so no special device is required,
2. There is a convenience that allows new receivers to join the network simply by pressing the new registration button.
3. There is confidentiality of communication because new registration is performed by infrared communication,
4). By using setting information uniquely assigned to each remote control, it is possible to avoid unintentional connection with a transmitter.

  Of course, the network setting information setting method is not limited to the above-described method, and there are various forms. For example, if you lose the remote control 1007, you can purchase a new remote control and use other keys (numbers, crosshairs, etc.) to enter network information manually by the user, or save setting information You may input with the memory card etc. which are done. In addition, when purchasing a remote controller again, the remote controller storing the corresponding setting information may be purchased by teaching the manufacturer the serial number of the transmitter 1001, or the setting information is transferred from the transmitter to the remote controller. Various methods can be considered.

  The network setting in FIG. 16 is completed only by transmitting from the remote controller 1007 to the second receiver 1010. However, setting information from the remote controller 1007 is transmitted not only to the second receiver 1010 but also to the transmitter 1001. Thus, the second receiver 1010 and the transmitter 1001 may be set by performing communication between the second receiver 1010 and the transmitter 1001 after both are set to the new setting mode. In that case, the communication data for encryption can be enhanced by encrypting the communication data with the encryption information stored in advance in the remote controller 1007.

  In the specific embodiment, the example in which the second receiver 1010 is newly registered in the existing transmitter 1001 has been shown. However, the receiver 1006 is connected to another second transmitter 1011. Also good. In that case, the remote controller transmits the network setting information to the second transmitter 1011 instead of the receiver 1006. Alternatively, the remote controller 1007 may acquire the network setting information from the second transmitter 1011 and transmit the information to the receiver 1006 for setting. In the former, since the receiver 1006 receives AV information from the first transmitter 1001 and the second transmitter 1011, the receiver 1006 receives AV information from a plurality of transmitters by allocating channels at the time of network setting. A mechanism that can receive data is required. The latter is one solution to the former problem. When the receiver 1006 acquires the network setting information of the second transmitter 1011 from the remote controller 1007, the receiver 1006 temporarily suspends or disconnects the communication with the previously connected first transmitter 1001. Then, the second transmitter 1011 is configured with a network, and AV information from the second transmitter 1011 is acquired. By doing so, the receiver 1006 can always communicate one-to-one with the transmitter. At this time, a network may be configured between the second transmitter 1011 and the first transmitter 1001. Then, AV information from the first transmitter 1001 is distributed to the receiver 1006 via the second transmitter 1011, and AV information from the second transmitter 1011 is transmitted to the second receiver 1010 via the first transmitter 1001. It becomes possible to be delivered to.

(Specific Example of Terminal Setting Device)
The present invention can be used not only as a device that provides network setting information for a wireless network connection device to connect to a target network, but also as a terminal setting device that performs various settings such as initial settings of the wireless network connection device. It becomes possible. Hereinafter, specific examples of the terminal setting device will be described. In the present embodiment, a terminal used as a terminal setting device is a “mobile phone” in advance, and a device set by the terminal setting device is a health device. Health equipment includes all devices such as sphygmomanometers, walking machines, etc., from generally known weight scales, pedometers and the like. However, as in the case of the network setting device, the terminal setting device is not limited to this embodiment, and may be implemented as a dedicated terminal, may be implemented as a PDA, or may take the form of a memory card or the like. Good.

First, an example in which user information is included in terminal setting information will be described. An example of the terminal setting information stored in the setting information storage unit 23 is shown in FIG. Since the second to fourth lines in FIG. 17 are the same as those in FIG. 3, the description thereof is omitted. Here, the 5th to 10th lines will be described. For example, when a gateway or home server performs health management for each user, it is necessary to provide user information so that the home server can know who is currently using the health device. Therefore, in the present invention, the “user name”, “user ID”, “user group”, and “home directory” of the user are provided to the home server. This information corresponds to the information on the fifth to eighth lines in FIG. These pieces of information are once set in the health device from the terminal setting device, and the health device transmits user information together with the measurement information to the home server.
In addition to the above information, the health device may be provided with information (corresponding to “private” in FIG. 17) that can specify whether the health device itself is set as a personal device or a shared device. Good. If there is a therapeutic purpose, the disease may be provided.

  Next, an example in which the terminal setting information is terminal setting information provided from a health device manufacturer or a service company will be described. A schematic diagram of this example is shown in FIG. “Setting information service server (Company A) 1801” in FIG. 18 is a server where Company A manages terminal setting information of its products. “Health device 1807 manufactured by Company A” is a health device developed by Company A. “Health device 1807 manufactured by Company A” can be connected to the home server 1809 via the home LAN 1808. The “home server 1809” is a server that manages health information collected from health devices. “Terminal setting device (mobile phone) 1805” in FIG. 18 corresponds to the network setting device 10 in FIG. 1, and “Health device 1807 manufactured by company A” corresponds to the wireless network connection device 5. The terminal setting device 1805 inquires of the setting information service server 1801 via the mobile phone network 1803 about existing services of the mobile phone, for example, imode service, and downloads the terminal setting information 1804 of the health device 1807 manufactured by Company A. The terminal setting information 1804 may be only setting information related to the health device 1807 manufactured by Company A, or may have a format in which user information and the like can be optionally input. Further, by registering user information in the terminal setting device 1805 in advance, the terminal setting information 1806 may be generated after the terminal setting information 1804 is acquired. In this way, by obtaining information to be provided to “Health device 1807 manufactured by Company A” from a server on the Internet, the health device can easily perform terminal setting.

  Further, instead of the “setting information service server 1801” described above, a form “health service” may be used. The “health service” mentioned here has a “health service server” (in FIG. 18, “setting information service server 1801” is replaced with “health service server”) on the Internet, and users via the Internet 1802 This is a service that can provide a health service for each user based on health information sent from “Home Server 1809”. The “health service server” generates registration setting information including user information registered in advance for the user to receive “health service”, so that the user can obtain terminal setting information including user information via the Internet 1802. 1804 can be acquired. Here, user authentication may be performed when inquiring to the “health service server” in order to protect personal information. Hereinafter, user authentication using an existing fingerprint authentication function for the mobile phone 1805 will be described. FIG. 19 shows a schematic diagram of a mobile phone equipped with a fingerprint sensor 1901. For example, when the user authentication is a password input type, the user needs to remember the password and input using the numeric keypad 1900, which is troublesome. However, if the existing fingerprint authentication function is used, by registering one's own fingerprint in the mobile phone 1805 in advance, authentication is performed simply by sliding the finger on the fingerprint sensor 1901 shown in FIG. User authentication can be easily performed by performing service authentication in conjunction with this fingerprint authentication function and performing various authentications.

  Next, specific processing in the terminal setting device will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 20 illustrates a functional block diagram when the terminal setting device 1805 of the present invention is a mobile phone. FIG. 21 shows an example of the operation flow. First, the functional block diagram of FIG. 20 will be described. A “wide area communication unit 2001” in FIG. 20 is a communication unit capable of communicating with the setting information service server 1801 on the Internet via the mobile phone network 1803. The “authentication unit 2002” is the authentication unit described with reference to FIG. Unlike the wide-area communication unit 2001, the “short-range communication unit 2003” is a communication unit that communicates with peripheral devices with high visibility. For example, it is a communication unit using IrDA or a radio wave with a very low output level as a transmission medium. Hereinafter, with reference to FIGS. 18 and 20, for example, an operation flow in the case of newly purchasing a health device 1807 manufactured by company A and setting the health device 1807 manufactured by company A as a dedicated device will be described with reference to FIG. 21.

First, in step S301, the terminal setting device 1805 acquires user personal information (user information) input from the user using the numeric keypad 1900 (acquisition of set device information). The personal information to be input includes a user name, a user ID, a user group, etc. as indicated by the setting information storage unit 23 in FIG. However, since this information is stored once in the setting information storage unit 23 once input, this processing can be skipped from the second time onward.
In step S302, an inquiry is made to the setting information service server 1801 using the wide area communication unit 2001 in order to obtain the setting information 1804 of the health device 1807 manufactured by company A from the setting information service server 1801 on the Internet. When the corresponding setting information 1804 is found from the setting information service server 1801, the setting information 1804 is downloaded via the mobile phone network 1803.

In step S303, the terminal setting information 1806 is generated by merging the downloaded terminal setting information 1804 and the user information input in step S301. The generated terminal setting information 1806 is stored in the setting information storage unit 23.
In step S304, when the trigger detection unit 21 detects “trigger”, the short-range communication unit 2003 outputs the terminal setting information 1806 stored in the setting information storage unit 23 using the designated transmission medium.

  With the above operation, even when a health device is newly purchased, setting information of the health device can be acquired, so that it is possible to add a device to the health service at any time. Also, it is not necessary to store a large amount of information in the terminal setting device 1805 in advance, and it is possible to flexibly deal with a newly purchased device. Also, since mobile phones are explosively spreading based on individuals, it can be considered that one person has at least one dedicated mobile phone. Therefore, it can be said that it is very suitable as a terminal for managing personal information of users. In addition, as already described with reference to FIG. 19, since fingerprint authentication can be realized, confidentiality is maintained for information that is not desired to be disclosed to the outside, such as disease information. Therefore, it is possible for the user to handle personal information with peace of mind.

It is a block diagram of one Example of the wireless network system of this invention. It is a functional block diagram of Example 1 of the network setting device of the present invention. It is explanatory drawing of one Example of the network setting information memorize | stored in a setting information storage part. It is a schematic operation | movement flowchart of Example 1 of the network setting apparatus of this invention. It is a functional block diagram of Example 2 of the network setting device of the present invention. It is a functional block diagram of Example 3 of the network setting device of the present invention. It is an operation | movement flowchart of Example 3 of the network setting apparatus of this invention. It is a functional block diagram of Example 4 of the network setting device of the present invention. It is an operation | movement flowchart of Example 4 of the network setting apparatus of this invention. It is a functional block diagram of Example 5 of the network setting device of the present invention. It is a functional block diagram of one Example of a wireless network connection apparatus. It is an operation | movement flowchart of the data communication process of the network setting apparatus and wireless network connection apparatus of this invention. It is an operation | movement flowchart of the data communication process of the network setting apparatus and wireless network connection apparatus of this invention. It is a block diagram of the wireless TV system which is a specific Example of this invention. It is explanatory drawing of one Example of the remote control of the specific Example of this invention. 6 is an operation flowchart of a second receiver 1010 according to a specific embodiment of the present invention. It is explanatory drawing of one Example of the setting information memorize | stored in a setting information storage part. 1 is a configuration diagram of a terminal setting system using a mobile phone according to a specific embodiment of the present invention. It is a figure of the external appearance example of a mobile telephone. It is a functional block diagram regarding the setting apparatus in the case of the mobile phone of this invention. It is an operation | movement flowchart of the data communication process of the terminal setting system of the specific Example of this invention.

Explanation of symbols

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Gateway 2 Wireless network connection apparatus 3 Wireless network connection apparatus 4 Wireless network connection apparatus 5 Wireless network connection apparatus 6 Wireless communication medium 10 Network setting apparatus 11 Medium 21 Trigger detection part 22 Output part 23 Setting information storage part 41 Input part 61 For input Authentication unit 62 Output information protection unit 63 Output authentication unit 64 Storage information protection unit 101 Information acquisition unit 102 Communication unit 103 Setting unit 104 Authentication unit 1001 Transmitter 1002 Antenna 1003 External video source (DVD / HDD recorder)
1004 AV information 1005 Wireless LAN signal 1006 Receiver (wireless TV)
1007 Remote control 1008 Infrared signal 1009 IR mouse 1010 Second receiver (wireless TV)
1011 Second transmitter 1101 New registration button 1801 Setting information service server (Company A)
1802 Internet 1803 Mobile phone network 1804 Terminal setting information 1805 Terminal setting device (mobile phone)
1806 Terminal setting information 1807 Health device 1808 manufactured by Company A Home LAN
1809 Home server 1900 Numeric keypad 1901 Fingerprint sensor 2001 Wide area communication unit 2002 Authentication unit 2003 Short range communication unit

Claims (22)

  1. A setting information storage unit that stores network setting information in advance for each of one or more wireless networks;
    A trigger detection unit that detects the occurrence of a trigger requesting output of the network setting information and selects network setting information corresponding to the type of the detected trigger from the setting information storage unit;
    A network setting device comprising: a wireless network connection device connected to a wireless network; and an output unit that outputs network setting information selected by the trigger detection unit.
  2. The trigger detection unit includes a signal reception unit that receives a wireless signal transmitted via a wireless communication medium of the wireless network;
    When the signal receiving unit receives a connection request signal transmitted by the wireless network connection device, the trigger detection unit determines that the occurrence of a trigger has been detected, and the output unit adds the received connection request signal to the received connection request signal. 2. The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein corresponding network setting information is output.
  3. The trigger detection unit includes a push button,
    2. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein when the push button is depressed, the trigger detection unit determines that a trigger has been detected, and the output unit outputs network setting information corresponding to the push button. The network setting device described.
  4. The trigger detection unit includes an electrical connection signal detection unit for detecting an electrical connection signal from the outside,
    When the electrical connection signal detection unit detects the electrical connection signal, the trigger detection unit determines that a trigger has been detected, and the output unit detects network setting information corresponding to the detected electrical connection signal. The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein:
  5.   2. The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein the network setting information stored in the setting information storage unit is stored in association with the preset type of the trigger.
  6. The output unit includes a wireless communication unit that outputs a wireless setting signal including the network setting information,
    The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein the wireless setting signal output from the wireless communication unit has a lower output level than a wireless signal transmitted / received via a wireless communication medium of the wireless network.
  7.   The input unit capable of newly adding network setting information or updating or changing the network setting information already stored in the setting information storage unit, according to claim 1, Network setting device.
  8.   If the user information of the person who performs the input operation of the network setting information is acquired, and whether or not the acquired user information matches the information of the input authorized person set in advance, The network setting device according to claim 1, further comprising an input authentication unit that permits the input operation.
  9.   The user information of the person who performs the output operation of the network setting information is acquired, and whether or not the acquired user information matches the information of the permitted output user set in advance, The network setting device according to claim 1, further comprising an output authentication unit that permits an output operation.
  10.   The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein the output unit includes an output information protection unit that encrypts network setting information to be output.
  11.   The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein the setting information storage unit includes a storage information protection unit that encrypts the network setting information to be stored.
  12.   The setting information storage unit includes a calculation unit that generates an ID that does not overlap in the wireless network, and the output unit outputs the network setting information to be output with the ID generated by the calculation unit added. The network setting device according to claim 1.
  13.   The input unit acquires network setting information from a wireless network connection device connected to an existing wireless network, and adds the network setting information stored in the setting information storage unit using the acquired network setting information The network setting device according to claim 7, wherein the network setting device is updated or changed.
  14.   The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein a medium for outputting network setting information from the output unit is different from a wireless communication medium of a wireless network to which the network connection device is connected.
  15.   The network setting apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the network setting information includes information indicating a request to leave the network.
  16.   The output unit includes a wireless communication unit that outputs a wireless setting signal including the network setting information, and a communicable range in which the wireless setting signal output from the wireless signal unit can be transmitted and received is a wireless communication medium of the wireless network The network setting device according to claim 1, wherein the network setting device is narrower than a communicable range in which radio signals transmitted / received via the network can be transmitted / received.
  17.   An information acquisition unit for acquiring network information for participating in a wireless network from the network setting device according to claim 1, and a communication process for participating in the wireless network using a wireless communication medium using the acquired network information. A wireless network connection device comprising: a communication unit executed via the wireless network connection device.
  18.   The wireless network connection device according to claim 17, wherein a medium for acquiring network information by the information acquisition unit is different from the wireless communication medium.
  19.   The information acquisition unit that acquires information about the wireless network connection device from the wireless network connection device and a setting information service server that manages terminal setting information of the wireless network connection device are inquired, and the information about the wireless network connection device is supported. The network setting device according to claim 1, further comprising a wide area communication unit that acquires terminal setting information, wherein the output unit outputs the acquired terminal setting information to the wireless network connection device.
  20.   20. The network setting device according to claim 19, wherein the network setting device is a portable terminal.
  21.   The user information input part which inputs user information is further provided, The said output part includes the input user information in the said terminal setting information, and outputs it to a wireless network connection apparatus. Network setting device.
  22.   A user information input unit for inputting user information is further provided, wherein the wide area communication unit acquires terminal setting information corresponding to the input user information, and the output unit transmits the acquired terminal setting information to the wireless network connection The network setting device according to claim 19, wherein the network setting device outputs to a device.
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