US Patent No. 10,117,281

WIRELESS PROVISIONING A DEVICE FOR A NETWORK USING A SOFT ACCESS POINT


Patent No. 10,117,281
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Wireless Provisioning A Device For A Network Using A Soft Access Point
Inventorship Yatharth Gupta, Kirkland, WA (US)
David A. Roberts, Redmond, WA (US)
Assignee Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,281

1. A computing device, comprising:a memory and a processor, wherein the memory and the processor are respectively configured to store and execute instructions for performing operations, the operations comprising:
in response to a request to connect a first device to a network, configuring a soft access point of the computing device;
broadcasting, from the soft access point of the computing device, an indication that the soft access point of the computing device is available to provide access point functionality to at least the first device;
receiving, by the soft access point of the computing device, a connection request from the first device; and
transmitting a network profile usable to connect the first device to another access point that is separate from the soft access point of the computing device.