US Patent No. 10,560,970

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,560,970
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Information Processing Apparatus And Method And Program For Controlling Information Processing Apparatus
Inventorship Yasuhiro Hosoda, Abiko (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,970

1. An information processing apparatus communicable with a device including a wireless interface, comprising:a wireless interface for performing wireless communication;
a display device; and
at least one processor that executes instructions to:
make a search for, by transmitting a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, a nearby access point corresponding to the SSID, wherein the access point information is stored in the information processing apparatus;
display, on the display device, one or more access points found by the search, and
transmit, to the device, setting information for connection to an access point selected by a user from the displayed one or more access points, using a wireless direct communication established with the device,
wherein, in the search, a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is transmitted, upon condition that, as the access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, information of the access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is stored.