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1. (WO2010117854) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL PAIRING USING AN EXISTING WIRELESS CONNECTION KEY

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/117854    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/029362
Publication Date: Fri Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: H04W 12/04
H04L 29/06
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
XIAO, Lu
ROSE, Gregory, Gordon
JULIAN, David, Jonathan
Inventors: XIAO, Lu
ROSE, Gregory, Gordon
JULIAN, David, Jonathan
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL PAIRING USING AN EXISTING WIRELESS CONNECTION KEY
Abstract:
Disclosed is a method for virtual pairing of a first peer device (102) with a second peer device (114). In the method, a nonce is generated at the first peer device for use in virtually pairing the first and second peer devices to establish a first-type wireless connection (116). The nonce is forwarded from the first peer device to the second peer device over an already established second-type wireless connection (118) between the first and second peer devices. At least one new key is generated from the nonce and a shared key for the already established second- type wireless connection. The first peer device is virtually paired with the second peer device using the at least one new key to establish the first- type wireless connection between the first and second peer devices.