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1. (WO1999009706) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REQUESTING A DIAL UP CONNECTION VIA A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/009706    International Application No.:    PCT/IB1998/001194
Publication Date: Fri Feb 26 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 05 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H04L 12/64
H04L 12/66
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
PHILIPS AB
Inventors: DERKS, Frank, Paul
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REQUESTING A DIAL UP CONNECTION VIA A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK
Abstract:
In a communication network, a terminal (6) is arranged for communication with a terminal (26) via a packet switched network (16). To do so, the terminal (6) is connected via a gateway (4) to the packet switched network, and the terminal (26) is connected via the gateway (24) to the packet switched network. If the gateway (24) is connected via a dial up connection over the public telephone network (14) it may happen that the gateway (24) is not connected to the packet switched network (16) resulting in a failure when the terminal (6) tries to contact the terminal (26) via the packet switched network (16). According to the present invention, the gateway (4) is arranged for dialing the gateway (24) directly via the public telephone network (14) and requesting that the gateway (24) connects to the packet switched network (16). After the gateway (24) is connected to the packet switched network (16), the terminal (6) can connect the terminal (26) via the packet switched network (16).