Method and device for authenticated access of a station to local data networks in particular radio data networks

  • US 7,756,507 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2002
  • Issued: 07/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for authenticated access by a station compatible with a data network, where access of the station is to an access point for such a data network, comprising:

  • transmitting identification information to the access point;

    providing and transmitting a password via an interface to an authenticated device of a system or network external to the access point, having an authenticating function, whereby the identification information is directly assigned to the device authenticated in the external system or network and access to data of the authenticated device is available at a location of the station or of the access point;

    transferring the password sent to the authenticated device from the authenticated device to the station;

    based on the password received at the station, the station transmitting an attempted copy of the password to the access point;

    comparing the attempted copy of the password received from the station by the access point with the password sent to the authenticated device; and

    if the comparison is positive, enabling access of the station to at least some services and functions at the access-point end or at the network end.

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