Pairing of wireless devices using a wired medium

  • US 7,913,297 B2
  • Filed: 08/30/2006
  • Issued: 03/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for pairing a host device with a wireless device, said method comprising:

  • at the host device;

    detecting a wired data link between the host device and the wireless device;

    establishing a wireless data link between the host device and the wireless device;

    retrieving a pin code internal to the host device;

    sending the pin code to the wireless device over the wired data link;

    receiving authentication data from the wireless device;

    presenting the pin code, after said receiving, on an output device of the host device;

    authenticating the wireless device based on the received authentication data; and

    completing pairing of the host device with the wireless device when the wireless device has been authenticated.

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