Wireless internet system and method

  • US 8,559,369 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2007
  • Issued: 10/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computing device comprising:

  • a communication module adapted to;

    (1) wirelessly connect said computing device to an IP based network via a first wireless access point (AP) having a first AP Identification (APID); and

    (2) wirelessly communicate with other wireless enabled computing devices ;

    a user interface and display adapted to allow a user of said computing device to interact with destinations over the IP based network, through the first wireless AP, using a first public IP address; and

    an AP module adapted to;

    (1) provide a given device of the other wireless enabled computing devices with access to the IP based network by causing said computing device to serve the given device as a second AP having a second APID, distinct from the first APID, and provide the given device access to the network via the first AP; and

    (2) tunnel data traffic from the given device, through said computing device, through the first AP, through the IP network, to a proxy server, such that the proxy server acts as a proxy of the given device and the data traffic is secure from said computing device and first AP and the given device operates on the network with a public IP address distinct from the first public IP address.

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