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1. (WO2018106438) WIRELESS NETWORK AUTHORIZATION USING A TRUSTED AUTHENTICATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106438    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/062625
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04W 12/08
H04L 29/06
H04W 84/12
H04W 4/021
Applicants: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
Inventors: NAGARAJAMOORTHY, Karthick Somalinga
SARAF, Somesh
BHUYAN, Sudeepta
SAGAR, Epari Aurovind
Title: WIRELESS NETWORK AUTHORIZATION USING A TRUSTED AUTHENTICATOR
Abstract:
A method of granting access to a wireless network is provided allowing approval by a trusted authenticator. The method includes receiving a request to join a wireless network at a gateway from a client device, determining with the gateway whether the client device is within a predefined trusted zone, sending a notification of a potential new connection with the client device from the gateway to the trusted authenticator. The trusted authenticator then provides a response regarding the potential new connection, wherein the gateway denies network access to the client device when the gateway determines that the client device is outside the trusted zone or when the response from the trusted authenticator rejects the potential new connection, and wherein the gateway grants network access to the client device when the gateway determines that the client device is inside the trusted zone and when the response from the trusted authenticator approves the potential new connection.