Optimal internet network connecting and roaming system and method adapted for user moving outdoors or indoors

  • US 20020198977A1
  • Filed: 12/18/2001
  • Published: 12/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An internet network connecting and roaming system providing internet communication service to a data communication terminal of a user moving indoors or outdoors, using an outdoor wireless internet network including an antenna, a router and a location register, and an indoor network including an indoor gateway connectable with an internet network, the system comprising:

  • a data communication terminal that includes an indoor wireless connection module and stores registered indoor system ID information, so that the data communication terminal may be connected with the indoor network if the registered indoor system ID information is received and by connecting with the outdoor wireless internet network if the registered indoor system ID information is not received;

    an indoor gateway that includes an indoor wireless connection module therein, broadcasts the indoor system ID information, makes wireless communications with the data communication terminal through the indoor wireless connection module, and is connected with the internet network via a wire;

    a location register that stores location information of the data communication terminal received through the indoor network or outdoor wireless internet network; and

    a router that determines the location of the data communication terminal stored in the location register and provides roaming of voice/data signals provided to the user by selecting one of the indoor and the outdoor networks in accordance with the determined location of the data communication terminal.

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