System and method for managing a wireless network community

  • US 7,263,076 B1
  • Filed: 10/07/2005
  • Issued: 08/28/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless network community comprising:

  • a plurality of wireless access points associated with a plurality of owners; and

    a community management system in communication with each of the plurality of wireless access points via an Internet, the community management system comprising;

    a web server for interacting with the plurality of owners and for allowing each of the plurality of owners to register as a member of the network community;

    an authentication server; and

    a data store coupled to the web server and to the authentication server;

    wherein the community management system is configured to allow each registered member of the plurality of members to register an associated wireless access point and to control which of the other members is authorized to access the wireless access point associated with the member.

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