Method and apparatus for providing fungible intercourse over a network

  • US 6,571,290 B2
  • Filed: 06/19/1998
  • Issued: 05/27/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/19/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of connecting a use to a given NSP (Network Service Provider) comprising the steps of:

  • providing a network device user with an initial use set of log-in information for initially communicating with an access SP via an available NSP;

    storing in a database of the network device a hidden time shared set of log-in information supplied by sad access service for accessing said given NSP; and

    causing the network device to reestablish communication with the network via said given NSP using the hidden set of log-in information.

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