US Patent No. 10,560,969

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM


Patent No. 10,560,969
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Communication Apparatus, Control Method For Communication Apparatus, And Program
Inventorship Fumihide Goto, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,969

1. A communication apparatus capable of performing wireless communication via a first communication method and a second communication method compliant with the IEE 802.11 standard, the communication apparatus comprising:an execution unit configured to execute an operation mode selectively from among a first operation mode, a second operation mode, and a third operation mode, the first operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by the communication apparatus, the second operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by an external apparatus, and the third operation mode being an operation mode in which communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the first operation mode and communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the second operation mode are concurrently performed;
a selection unit configured to select either a first communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the communication apparatus or a second communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the external apparatus as a communication parameter to be provided to another communication apparatus via the first communication method, based on a selection by a user in a case where the third operation mode is executed by the execution unit;
a providing unit configured to provide a communication parameter to the another communication apparatus, the communication parameter which is to be provided by the providing unit being switched between the first communication parameter and the second communication parameter, wherein the providing unit provides the first communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the first operation mode, the second communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the second operation mode, and either the first communication parameter or the second communication parameter selected by the selection unit based on that the execution unit executes the third operation mode; and
a communication unit configured to communicate with the another communication apparatus via the second communication method compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard, to which the communication parameter has been provided by the providing unit via the first communication method, by using the operation mode corresponding to the communication parameter provided by the providing unit.