Wireless classroom system allowing user to access a particular classroom by selecting corresponding network from a list of wireless networks

  • US 7,502,855 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2006
  • Issued: 03/10/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wireless classroom response system comprising:

  • a plurality of wireless networks, each of the plurality of wireless networks serving a different classroom of a plurality of classrooms, each of the plurality of wireless networks comprising;

    a computer located proximate to the classroom that the wireless network serves, wherein the computer executes a communications server and an application program, wherein the application program facilitates classroom activities;

    a wireless access point located proximate to the classroom that the wireless network serves, wherein the wireless access point is communicatively linked to the computer;

    and, a plurality of handheld units, each of which performs steps comprising;

    displaying, to a user, a list of the plurality of networks;

    receiving an input from the user that indicates which one of the wireless networks the handheld unit should connect to;

    connecting to the chosen wireless network, thereby becoming a node in the wireless network; and

    transmitting data to the application program via the wireless access point and the communications server.

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