Method for determining proximity of devices in a wireless network

  • US 20050113107A1
  • Filed: 11/21/2003
  • Published: 05/26/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for determining device proximity in a wireless network, comprising:

  • characterizing at a first device any detected wireless network radio signals;

    receiving any broadcast network characteristics from at least one other device on the network;

    comparing the first device network characteristics with the received network characteristics from the at least one other device on the network;

    if the network characteristics are within a predetermined relationship, the first device and the at least one other device are in proximity with one another.

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