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Method to enhance WiFi security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248947D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 55K

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Abstract

In this invention, a new method will be introduced which can share the WiFi access in a more secure and controlled way. It doesn't expose your WiFi credentials while gives other devices to temporary access to the network.

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Method to enhance WiFi security

Nowadays mobile devices, like smart phones and tablets, are widely used, and most of these mobile devices connect to internet via WiFi, and there are some WiFi share tools like WiFi Master Key, these tools will share your WiFi password to public by default. If your friends or relatives are visiting your house and they want to connect to your home WiFi, then you have to ask and check all their phones whether such WiFi share tools are installed on their phones/tablets, if any of these tools is installed and used, then it should be uninstalled before connecting to your WiFi, otherwise your WiFi will be shared to public, which may be not you want.

Existing technologies to protect WiFi security: 1. Router media access control(MAC) address filtering, this method can allow specific devices to connect to WiFi while others devices are filtered, but to allow a new device to access the network, you have to get its MAC address and then configure your Access Point(AP), and this method is vulnerable to MAC address spoofing attack. 2. Hide the Service Set Identifier(SSID), this method disables the SSID broadcast therefore hide the AP SSID, but it still can not prevent the WiFi credentials exposed and vulnerable to WiFi shared tools, besides, you have to remember the SSID and input it when need to connect. In this invention, a new method will be introduced which can share the WiFi access in a more secure and controlled way. It doesn't expose your WiFi credentials while allow other devices to temporary access the network.

This invention will introduce a new method to share the WiFi access in a more secure and controlled way, it involves three parts:

1. The guest device which wants a temporary WiFi network access. 2. The master device(smart phone/tablets) which sets the access...