Methods and apparatus for acquiring wireless access points information

  • US 11,012,926 B2
  • Filed: 01/22/2020
  • Issued: 05/18/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for acquiring wireless access points information, the method comprising:

  • in response to detecting a user operation of initiating a target application, acquiring a Wifi privilege, wherein the Wifi privilege includes a privilege of acquiring a wireless access points information list;

    in response to detecting that the user opening a system interface for displaying a wireless access points information list, acquiring the wireless access points information list, the wireless access points information including access points identifiers, wherein the wireless access points information further includes a first identifier indicating whether the wireless access point is provided with a password, the first identifier being a yes identifier for indicating that the wireless access point is provided with a password or being a no identifier for indicating that the wireless access point is provided with no password;

    generating a first wireless access points information list according to the wireless access points information with a yes identifier as the first identifier in the wireless access points information list;

    transmitting the first wireless access points information list to a server supporting the target application, the server generating wireless access points information with passwords including the wireless access points information in the first wireless access points information list and retrieved password information, including;

    dividing the first wireless access points information list into at least one first sub-lists of wireless access points information according to a preset rule; and

    transmitting each of the first sub-list of wireless access points information of the at least one first sub-lists of wireless access points information to the server supporting the target application every preset transmission period, for each wireless access point information in the received first sub-list of wireless access points information, retrieving, by the server, password information corresponding to the wireless access point information in a preset database and in response to retrieving the password information, generating wireless access point information with a password including the wireless access point information and the retrieved password information;

    receiving at least one wireless access point information with a password transmitted from the server;

    in response to detecting a switch from the system interface for displaying the wireless access points information list to an interface of the target application, presenting the wireless access points information list in the interface of the target application;

    in response to receiving a selection operation by the user of wireless access point information in the wireless access points information list presented in the interface of the target application, connecting to a wireless access point indicated by the wireless access point information directed by the selection operation, including;

    in response to determining that the first identifier of the wireless access point information directed by the selection operation is a yes identifier, in response to determining that the password information corresponding to the wireless access point information directed by the selection operation has been retrieved, connecting to the wireless access point indicated by the wireless access point information directed by the selection operation according to the password information corresponding to the wireless access point information directed by the selection operation.

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