US Patent No. 10,172,167

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONNECTION METHOD THEREOF


Patent No. 10,172,167
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Electronic Device And Connection Method Thereof
Inventorship Dong-Hyun Yeom, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Tae-Ho Kim, Chungcheongbuk-do (KR)
Seok-Hyun Yoon, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Ju-Ah Lee, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,167

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a program recorded thereon to be executed in a computer, the program comprising executable commands to instruct a processor included in a first electronic device to execute operations, the operations comprising:acquiring a virtual media access control (MAC) address of a second electronic device and connection information between the second electronic device and one or more third electronic devices while the second electronic device communicates with the one or more third electronic devices based on the virtual MAC address, wherein the connection information is generated by the second electronic device, based on the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device, and wherein the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device is generated or obtained from an external server by the second electronic device;
changing a preset MAC address of the first electronic device by setting the virtual address of the second electronic device as a MAC address of the first electronic device; and
establishing a connection with the one or more third electronic devices through short range wireless communication using the changed MAC address of the first electronic device instead of the preset MAC address for the first electronic device and the connection information.