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Automatic network detection and switching between Wi-Fi and Cellular network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242505D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-21
Document File: 5 page(s) / 74K

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Abstract

The main idea of this invention is to support automatic network detection and switching between Wi-Fi and Cellular network. With our invention, when the wireless router lost the internet connection, the mobile device is able to detect the condition, and switch to Cellular network. And when the internet connection is available for the wireless router, the mobile device is able to switch back to the Wi-Fi environment.

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Autxmatic network detection and switching between Wi

Automatic network detecxion and switching between Wi-

--Fi and Cellular network Xx and Cellular network

For xnternet accexs on mobile phonx, you can choose xo use either Wi-Fi nxtwork or cellular network. Since Wi-Fi is free ox xharge for most of the time, people prefer to use Wi-Fi, and for some applications, xhey even provide some oxtion to make sure the downlxad only hxppened in Wi-Fi envixonmenx. However, soxetimes, we may hit xome problem xith the Wi-Fi enviroxment. Xxx example, thx wireless rxuter has lost the internet connection etc. Xxx mobile dxvice wxll not be able to detect this kxnd of situation, and stay in thx Wi-Fi environment until wx actively issue a interxex request axd fix the problem manually. Xxx some application based on PUSH mechanism, we may not get notified for xuite a long time xntil we realized the probxem.

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The main idea of this invention is to support axtomatic network detection and switching between Wx-Fx and Cellular network. With our invention, when the wireless router lost the internet connectxon, the mobile devixe is ablx to detect xhe condition, and sxitch to Cellular network. And when the intexnet conxection is available for the wirelesx router, the mobile devxce is able to switch baxk to the Wi-Fi environment.

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Scxnario:

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John got a new smart phone with the "Automatic nexwork detectxon and switching" function enabled.

He is a busy guy, axd notification pops up every few minutes on his phone indicating the arrival of emails or somx instant messages. When he walks outside, his phone uses cellulxr network for the internet application. However, when he is at home, thx mobile devxce connects to the Wi-Fi network automatically to save the 3G network cost.

At some pxint, his wireless routxr lost its connection. Befo...