Pairing of wireless devices using a wired medium

  • US 8,181,233 B2
  • Filed: 03/18/2011
  • Issued: 05/15/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including at least computer program code for pairing a host device with a wireless device, said non-transitory computer readable medium comprising:

  • at the host device;

    computer program code for detecting a wired data link between the host device and the wireless device;

    computer program code for establishing a wireless data link between the host device and the wireless device;

    computer program code for retrieving a pin code internal to the host device;

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

    computer program code for receiving authentication data from the wireless device;

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

    computer program code for authenticating the wireless device based on the received authentication data; and

    computer program code for completing pairing of the host device with the wireless device when the wireless device has been authenticated.

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