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(11)EP 1 722 514 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
30.12.2009 Bulletin 2009/53

(21)Application number: 06252493.9

(22)Date of filing:  12.05.2006
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04L 12/28  (2006.01)
G06F 3/12  (2006.01)

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Wireless connection setting program

Programm zur Einstellung einer drahtlosen Verbindung

Programme pour l'établissement d'une connexion sans fil


(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE FR GB

(30)Priority: 13.05.2005 JP 2005141323

(43)Date of publication of application:
15.11.2006 Bulletin 2006/46

(73)Proprietor: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 467-8561 (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • Kawai, Sunao, Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Mizuho-ku Nagoya-shi Aichi-ken 467-8562 (JP)

(74)Representative: Smith, Samuel Leonard 
J.A. Kemp & Co. 14 South Square Gray's Inn
London WC1R 5JJ
London WC1R 5JJ (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A- 1 489 502
US-A1- 2003 154 287
US-A1- 2003 092 395
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The following description relates to one or more techniques that may be used for setting a computer capable of using one or more devices wirelessly connected therewith.

    Background



    [0002] Conventionally, in general, when setting a personal computer provided with a wireless communication function to be able to use a peripheral device provided with the wireless communication function such as a printing device including a printer and a Multi Function Peripheral (MFP), first, a user makes the personal computer run a setup wizard that is a program for configuring various settings of a wireless connection with the device.

    [0003] According to this setup wizard, the personal computer, as shown in Fig. 8, changes the settings of the wireless connection therefore to default settings (SETUPs) to establish a temporary wireless connection with the device based upon the default settings. Then, the personal computer transmits settings inputted by the user to the device to configure the settings of the wireless connection for the device. It is noted that Fig. 8 is an illustration schematically showing the conventional setup wizard.

    [0004] As shown in Fig. 9, after the setup wizard is completed, the wireless connection between the personal computer and the device is disconnected due to the wireless connection settings for the personal computer being different from those for the device.

    [0005] Therefore, the user separately configures the settings identical to those for the device for the personal computer to reestablish the wireless connection between the personal computer and the device. Then, the personal computer recognizes the device to set a program necessary for using the device in the personal computer. It is noted that Fig. 9 is an illustration schematically showing a setting procedure after the conventional setup wizard has been terminated.

    [0006] As aforementioned, in the conventional setting procedure, in spite of the same wireless connection settings being configured for the personal computer and the device, the settings for the personal computer and those for the device are individually configured. This requires a lot of effort of the user, and when the user configures the settings for the personal computer, the user has a possible risk of forgetting the settings for the device or configuring inappropriate settings for the personal computer.

    [0007] When the user forgets the settings for the device, or the settings the user remember are inappropriate, it is impossible to reestablish the wireless connection between the personal computer and the device. Consequently, the personal computer cannot recognize the device, or configure the settings necessary for using the device. Especially, in the case of a security setting, which is one of the settings, being completed once, there is no way to confirm a password or an encryption key. Therefore, the user has to configure the settings again from the beginning.

    [0008] Namely, it is difficult to certainly set the computer capable of using the device wirelessly connected therewith according to the conventional setting procedure.

    [0009] US 2003/0092395 describes a standard communication module which establishes communication with another wireless communication device via radio waves. A short distance communication module utilizes weaker radio waves than the radio waves used by the standard communication module, in order to establish communication with another wireless communication device. A communication control module activates the short distance communication module to transmit setting parameters, which are used to change settings required for communication in another wireless communication device. This arrangement effectively prevents leakage of the setting parameters to any third person who is beyond the communicable range of the short distance communication module, thus ensuring security for settings in the wireless communication device in a wireless environment.

    [0010] US 2003/0154297 describes a method of integrating setting up a residential gateway or access point and setting up a client network adapter into a single software process. The method eliminates inconsistent and confusing terminology and methods of interfacing different client adapter setups with different residential gateways and access points by using a common user interface.

    Summary



    [0011] Aspects of the present invention are advantageous in that one or more improved techniques that allow a user to certainly set a computer capable of using a device wirelessly connected therewith can be provided.

    [0012] According to the present invention, there is provided a method as defined in appended claim 1 and a corresponding computer program. The computer program comprises computer readable instructions and it can be integrated in computer program products.

    [0013] The aforementioned computer program products may be a ROM or a backup RAM to be incorporated into the computer. In other words, the aforementioned computer readable instructions, which cause the computer to execute the wireless connection setting process, may be stored in the ROM or the backup RAM to be incorporated into the computer, and may be used with being loaded from the ROM or the backup RAM to the computer. Further, the aforementioned computer readable instructions may be used with being loaded to the computer via the network.

    [0014] In addition, the aforementioned computer readable instructions may be stored in a computer readable recording medium. More specifically, according to a further aspect of the present invention, there is provided a recording medium comprising computer readable instructions stored therein that cause a computer configured wirelessly connectable with at least one device to execute a wireless connection setting process comprising: establishing a wireless connection with the at least one device; transmitting externally inputted settings of the wireless connection to the at least one device; and configuring the same settings as the settings transmitted to the at least one device for the computer.

    [0015] The above recording medium can bring the same effects as those of the aforementioned computer program products.

    [0016] It is noted that there are cited as examples of the recording medium a flexible dsk (FD), Magneto-Optical disk (MO), DVD, CD-ROM, Blu-Ray disk, HD-DVD, hard disk drive, and memory card.

    Brief Description of the Accompanying Drawings



    [0017] 

    Fig. 1 schematically shows a configuration of a personal computer (PC) according to one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 2 is a flowchart showing a procedure of an initial setting process executed by a CPU in accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 3 is a flowchart showing a procedure of a driver setting process in accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 4 is an illustration showing an example of a printing device selecting GUI displayed on a display device in accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 5 is an illustration showing an example of a setting input GUI displayed on the display device in accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 6 is an illustration showing an example of a setting confirming screen image displayed on the display device in accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 7 schematically shows an operation of the PC in accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention.

    Fig. 8 is an illustration schematically showing a conventional setup wizard.

    Fig. 9 is an illustration schematically showing a conventional setting procedure after the setup wizard being executed.


    Detailed Description



    [0018] It is noted that various connections are set forth between elements in the following description. It is noted that these connections in general and, unless specified otherwise, may be direct or indirect and that this specification is not intended to be limiting in this respect.

    [0019] Hereinafter, an illustrative example according to the present invention will be explained with reference to the accompanying drawings. Fig. 1 schematically shows a configuration of a personal computer 1 according to one or more aspects of the present invention. As shown in Fig. 1, a personal computer (PC) 1, provided integrally with a display device 2 and a keyboard 3, is configured as a so-called notebook personal computer.

    [0020] There are incorporated in the PC 1 a CPU 11 that executes various processes to be performed by the PC 1, a ROM 12 that stores a program for boot processing (BIOS) to be executed by the CPU 11 when booting the PC 1, a RAM 13 employed as a memory area when the CPU 11 executes the various processes, an HDD 14 that stores an operating system and programs for the various processes to be executed by the CPU 11, a CD-ROM drive 15 that reads data stored in an externally inserted CD-ROM, an input I/F (interface) 16 through which input signals, issued from input devices such as a keyboard 3 and mouse (not shown) connected with the PC 1, are inputted to the CPU 11, a video 1/F (interface) 17 through which a display based upon a command issued from the CPU 11 is displayed on the display device 2, and a wireless LAN adapter 18 that establishes a wireless connection between the CPU 11 and an external device on the basis of predetermined wireless communication standards (IEEE 802.11 in this illustrative example). The above constituent elements incorporated in the PC 1 are interconnected.

    [0021] Hereinafter, a process according to the present invention, among the various processes executed by the CPU 11, will be described in detail. Fig. 2 is a flowchart showing a procedure of an initial setting process executed by the CPU 11. It is noted that a program for executing this process is stored in the CD-ROM such that the CPU 11 can read the program, together with a driver as a program for controlling a printing device such as a printer and MFP (Multi Function Peripheral). When the CD-ROM is inserted into the CD-ROM drive 15, the CPU 11 begins to read data stored in the CD-ROM to execute the process.

    [0022] As shown in Fig. 2, in this process, first, settings for the wireless LAN adaptor 18 (in this case, a setting of the wireless connection with a wireless access point in a wireless network that the PC 1 is joining) are stored (evacuated) in the RAM 13 (S100). Then, settings originally configured for the wireless LAN adaptor are changed to SETUPs that are default settings (S105). Thereby, the PC 1 is allowed to leave from the wireless network that the PC 1 has been joining until the process is executed, which enables the PC 1 to establish the direct wireless connection with a printing device for which the wireless connection settings have not been configured.

    [0023] A request instruction for requesting identification data for identifying the printing device (in this illustrative example, a MAC address or a model name) is transmitted to find the printing devices located around the PC 1 for which the wireless connection settings have not been configured (S110). Thereafter, it is judged whether the printing device, which is recognized by the identification data thereof having been returned in response to the request instruction, is only one (S 115).

    [0024] When only one printing device is recognized (S115: Yes), the recognized printing device is set as a setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured to directly bring the process forward to the below-mentioned step of S125. Meanwhile, when two or more printing devices are recognized (S 115: No), a printing device selecting GUI (see Fig. 4) for the user selecting a printing device to be set as the setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured is displayed on the display device 2 (S 120).

    [0025] When "Cancel" is selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S120: Cancel), the process directly goes to the below-mentioned step of S 145. When "Refresh" is selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S120: Refresh), the process is returned to the aforementioned step of S110.

    [0026] When a printing device is selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S120: Select), the selected printing device is set as the setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured, and the identification data thereof is stored in the RAM 13 as the identification data of the setting target device (S125).

    [0027] Next, a setting input GUI (see Fig. 5), which is an input screen for the user inputting the wireless connection settings for the printing device set as the setting target device, is displayed on the display device 2 (S 130), so that the user is allowed to input the settings. It is noted that, on the setting input GUI in this illustrative example, an SSID of the wireless access point that relays data wirelessly transmitted between the printing device and the PC 1, a transmitted data status of encrypted/non-encrypted, and/or an encryption key used for encrypting the transmitted data are set.

    [0028] When the input on the setting input GUI is completed, a setting confirming screen image (see Fig. 6) for allowing the user to confirm the inputted settings is displayed on the display device 2 (S135). It is noted that, on the setting confirming screen of this illustrative example, there is provided an automatic-setting-necessity setting portion (a portion indicated by an arrow A in Fig. 6) for the user setting whether to automatically configure the same settings for the PC 1 as those inputted on the setting input GUI. In this illustrative example, the automatic-setting-necessity setting portion is configured as a check box. When the black-colored check box is shown as a result of the user checking the check box with the keyboard 3 or the mouse, the CPU 11 performs the automatic setting as below-mentioned. Meanwhile, when only the outline of the check box is shown with the check box being unchecked, the CPU 1 does not perform the automatic setting as below-mentioned.

    [0029] Then, when the confirmation on the setting confirming screen is completed, the settings inputted by the user on the setting input GUI is transmitted to the printing device (S140), it is judged whether "Cancel" has been selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S145).

    [0030] Here, when "Cancel" has been selected (S145: Yes), the settings, which has been stored in the RAM 13 in the aforementioned step of S 100, are returned to the wireless LAN adaptor 18 (S 150), and the process proceeds to the below-mentioned step of S 170.

    [0031] On the other hand, when "Cancel" has not been selected (S 145: No), it is confirmed whether the wireless connection settings are stored in the RAM 13 (S155). More specifically, by judging whether the wireless connection settings stored in the RAM 13 are the default settings, the CPU 11 confirms whether the settings that had been configured for the PC 1 before the process being executed are stored in the RAM 13.

    [0032] When the settings are not stored (S155: No), the process directly goes to the below-mentioned step of S165. Meanwhile, when the settings are stored (S155: Yes), it is confirmed whether the automatic setting has been selected on the aforementioned setting input GUI (S160). When the automatic setting has not been selected (S160: No), the process goes to the aforementioned step of S150.

    [0033] On the other hand, when the automatic setting has been selected (S160: Yes), the same settings as those transmitted to the printing device in the aforementioned step of S 140 are configured for the wireless LAN adaptor 18 (S165), and then, the below-mentioned driver setting process is executed to terminate the process.

    [0034] Fig. 3 is a flowchart showing a procedure of the driver setting process (S 170). As shown in Fig. 3, in this process, first, the CPU 11 finds the printing devices located around the PC 1 (S200) with a request instruction for requesting the identification data being transmitted based upon the settings configured for the wireless LAN adaptor 18, so as to judge whether the printing device, which has been set as the setting target device in the step of S 115 or S 120 in the aforementioned setup wizard process, has been recognized (S205), More specifically, the CPU 11 judges whether the printing device set as the setting target device has been recognized, by confirming whether there is included the same identification data as the data stored in the RAM 13 in S125 of the aforementioned setup wizard process in the identification data transmitted by the printing devices in response to the request instruction.

    [0035] When the printing device set as the setting target device is not recognized (S205: No), the aforementioned printing device selecting GUI is displayed on the display device 2 (S210). When "Cancel" is selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S210: Cancel), the process is immediately terminated.

    [0036] Meanwhile, when "Refresh" is selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S210: Refresh), the process is returned to the aforementioned step of S200. When a printing device is selected on the printing device selecting GUI (S210: Select), the selected printing device is set as a usage target device to be used by the PC 1 to bring the process forward to the below-mentioned step of S220.

    [0037] On the other hand, when the printing device set as the setting target device is recognized in S205 (S205: Yes), the printing device is set as the usage target device to be used by the PC 1 (S215). Then, a driver, corresponding to a model name in the identification data of the printing device set as the usage target device, is read out of the CD-ROM, and installed to the HDD 14 (S220) to terminate the process.

    [0038] By the aforementioned processes being executed by the CPU 11, the PC 1 of this illustrative example, as shown in Fig. 7, establishes the wireless connection with the printing device for which the wireless connection settings have not been configured, transmits the wireless connection settings externally inputted to the printing device set as the setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured, and configure the same settings as the settings transmitted to the printing device for the PC 1 itself in the case of the automatic setting being selected.

    [0039] Namely, the PC 1 of this illustrative example does not only transmit the settings to the printing device set as the setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured to configure the wireless connection settings for the printing device, but also can configure the transmitted settings as they are for the PC 1 itself. Therefore, it is possible to maintain the wireless connection with the printing device after the settings being transmitted, certainly install the driver that is a program necessary for using the printing device, and thereby directly use the printing device for which the wireless connection settings have been configured. It is noted that Fig. 7 is an illustration schematically showing an operation of the PC 1.

    [0040] In addition, after storing the identification data obtained from the printing device set as the setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured, and configuring wireless connection settings therefore, even though the PC 1 of this illustrative example recognizes two or more printing devices capable of establishing the wireless connection with the PC 1 based upon the wireless connection settings, when there is found in the recognized printing devices a printing device corresponding to the identification data stored by the PC 1, the printing device is set as the usage target device to be used for the PC 1. Therefore, the printing device can be used immediately after the wireless connection settings have been configured.

    [0041] Further, in this illustrative example, the PC 1 sets the driver corresponding to the model name of the printing device set as the usage target device in the recognized printing devices for the PC 1 itself. Thereby, the PC 1 can configure the settings corresponding to the type of the printing device set as the usage target device therefore.

    [0042] Further, in this illustrative example, since the PC 1 configures the same settings as the settings transmitted to the printing device therefore only when the wireless connection settings configured by the user is not stored, the settings of the wireless connection with another printing device that have already been configured for the PC 1 can be maintained.

    [0043] Furthermore, in this illustrative example, when the wireless connection settings configured by the user is stored, the PC 1 configures the same settings as the settings transmitted to the printing device therefore only in the case of the automatic setting being selected. Thereby, the user can select whether to maintain the settings of the wireless connection with another printing device that have already been configured for the PC 1.

    [0044] Moreover, in this illustrative example, when there is only one printing device for which the wireless connection settings have not been configured, the PC 1 sets the printing device as the setting target device for which the wireless connection settings are to be configured. Hence, it can be prevented that, in spite of the user wishing to make the PC 1 communicate with arbitrary one of two or more printing devices wirelessly connected with the PC 1, the PC 1 communicates with one specific printing device, and consequently, cannot communicate with one of the other devices. In addition, only by making one specific printing device operate and making the PC 1 execute the program for the setup wizard process, the user can easily set the PC 1 to communicate with the one specific printing device.

    [0045] Hereinabove, the illustrative example according to the present invention has been explained. However, the present invention is not limited to the aforementioned illustrative example. It is needless to say that various modifications may be possible as far as they are within the technical teachings according to the present invention.

    [0046] For example, in the aforementioned illustrative example, the wireless connection settings are transmitted to the printing device, and thereafter, the driver is installed. However, the wireless connection settings may be transmitted to the printing device after the driver being installed.

    [0047] In this case, the PC 1 installs the driver with the printing device being recognized, and then, the settings are transmitted to the printing device. Therefore, even though the wireless connection with the printing device is disconnected by transmitting the settings, it is possible to certainly set the PC 1 capable of using the printing device wirelessly connected therewith.

    [0048] Further, in the aforementioned illustrative example, when the printing device set as the setting target device is recognized after transmitting the settings, the driver corresponding to the type of the printing device is installed. However, even though the printing device set as the setting target device is not recognized, the driver corresponding to the type of the printing device set as the setting target device may be installed based upon the model name included in the identification data stored in the RAM 13.

    [0049] In this case, even though the wireless connection with the printing device is disconnected after transmitting the settings, the driver corresponding to the type of the printing device can be installed into the PC 1. Namely, even when the wireless connection with the printing device is disconnected, it is possible to certainly set the PC 1 capable of using the printing device wirelessly connected therewith.

    [0050] Further, in the aforementioned illustrative example, when the CD-ROM is inserted, the wireless connection setting program is executed. However, the wireless connection setting program may be configured to be executed when an external request for configuring the settings of the wireless connection with the printing device is received.

    [0051] Furthermore, in the aforementioned illustrative example, the programs of the setup wizard process and the driver are stored in the CD-ROM. However, the programs may be stored in one of the other recording mediums such as a flexible disk (FD), Magneto-Optical disk (MO), DVD, Blu-Ray disk, HD-DVD, hard disk drive (HDD), and memory card.

    [0052] Moreover, in the aforementioned illustrative example, the present invention is applied when the PC 1 is wirelessly connected with the printing device, and set capable of using the printing device wirelessly connected therewith. However, the present invention may be applied when the PC 1 is wirelessly connected with one or more devices of the other devices such as a scanner, facsimile machine, camera (especially, digital camera), network storage, projector, multi function device provided with two or more functions of the aforementioned functions, and multi function device provided with the printing device function and one or more functions of the aforementioned functions, and set capable of using the one or more devices wirelessly connected therewith.


    Claims

    1. A method of configuring wireless connection settings for a computer (1) wirelessly connectable with at least one device, comprising:

    establishing a wireless connection with the at least one device;

    receiving identification data for identifying the at least one device wirelessly connected with the computer (1), in said establishing the wireless connection, from the at least one device;

    storing the identification data received in said receiving;

    transmitting first externally inputted settings of the wireless connection to the at least one device;

    configuring the computer (1) with the same first settings as the settings transmitted to the at least one device;

    recognizing, with the indentification data stored in said storing, a device as the at least one device wirelessly connectable with the computer (1), being connectable based upon the settings configured in said configuring; and

    setting a driver program that may be used for utilizing the recognized device recognized in said recognizing for the computer (1);

    wherein said setting the driver program comprises setting a driver program, corresponding to the at least one device specified based upon the identification data stored in said storing, that may be used for utilizing the at least one device for the computer (1).
     
    2. A computer program containing instructions that cause a computer (1) to execute the method according to claim 1 when the program is executed on the computer (1).
     
    3. The computer program according to claim 2,
    wherein the wireless connection setting process further comprises receiving type information data showing the type of the at least one device wirelessly connected with the computer (1) in said establishing the wireless connection from the at least one device, and
    wherein said setting the driver program comprises setting a driver program corresponding to the type of the at least one device specified based upon the type information data received in said receiving the type information data for the computer (1) as the driver program that may be used for utilizing the at least one device.
     
    4. The computer program according to claim 2 or 3
    wherein said configuring comprises:

    judging whether the settings are configured for the computer (1); and

    configuring the setting only in response to the settings being not judged to be configured for the computer (1).


     
    5. The computer program according to claim 2, 3 or 4,
    wherein the wireless connection setting process further comprises judging whether the at least one device wirelessly connected with the computer (1) in said establishing the wireless connection is only one, and
    wherein said configuring comprises configuring the same settings as the settings transmitted to the at least one device for the computer (1) in response to the at least one device wirelessly connected with the computer (1) being judged to be one in said judging.
     
    6. The computer program according to any of claims 2 to 5, wherein the settings is used for at least the computer (1) being directly and wirelessly connected with the at least one device.
     
    7. The computer program according to any of claims 2 to 6, wherein the settings is used for at least the computer (1) being wirelessly connected with the at least one device via a relay device configured to relay data wirelessly transmitted between the computer (1) and the at least one device.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Ein Verfahren zum Konfigurieren von Einstellungen für eine drahtlose Verbindung für einen Computer (1), der mit mindestens einer Vorrichtung drahtlos verbindbar ist, das aufweist:

    Aufbauen einer drahtlosen Verbindung mit der mindestens einen Vorrichtung;

    Empfangen von Identifikationsdaten zum Identifizieren der in dem Aufbauen der drahtlosen Verbindung mit dem Computer (1) drahtlos verbundenen mindestens einen Vorrichtung, von der mindestens einen Vorrichtung;

    Speichern der Identifikationsdaten, die in dem Empfangen empfangen wurden;

    Übertragen erster extern eingegebener Einstellungen der drahtlosen Verbindung an die mindestens eine Vorrichtung;

    Konfigurieren des Computers (1) mit den gleichen ersten Einstellungen wie die Einstellungen, die an die mindestens eine Vorrichtung übertragen wurden;

    Erkennen, mit den Identifikationsdaten, die in dem Speichern gespeichert wurden, einer Vorrichtung als die mit dem Computer (1) drahtlos verbindbare mindestens eine Vorrichtung, die basierend auf den Einstellungen, die in dem Konfigurieren konfiguriert wurden, verbindbar ist; und

    Einstellen eines Treiberprogramms, das dafür verwendet werden kann, um die erkannte Vorrichtung, die in dem Erkennen erkannt wurde, für den Computer (1) zu nutzen;

    wobei das Einstellen des Treiberprogramms ein Einstellen eines Treiberprogramms entsprechend der mindestens einen Vorrichtung, die basierend auf den Identifikationsdaten, die beim Speichern gespeichert wurden, spezifiziert wurde, aufweist, das dazu verwendet werden kann, die mindestens eine Vorrichtung für den Computer (1) zu nutzen.
     
    2. Ein Computerprogramm, das Anweisungen beinhaltet, die einen Computer (1) dazu veranlassen, das Verfahren gemäß Anspruch 1 auszuführen, wenn das Programm auf dem Computer (1) ausgeführt wird.
     
    3. Das Computerprogramm gemäß Anspruch 2,
    wobei der Einstellungsprozess für die drahtlose Verbindung ferner ein Empfangen von Typinformationsdaten, die den Typ der mindestens einen Vorrichtung, die in dem Aufbauen der drahtlosen Verbindung mit dem Computer (1) drahtlos verbunden wurde, von der mindestens einen Vorrichtung aufweist, und
    wobei das Einstellen des Treiberprogramms ein Einstellen eines Treiberprogramms entsprechend dem Typ der mindestens einen Vorrichtung, der basierend auf den Typinformationsdaten, die in dem Empfangen der Typinformationsdaten empfangen wurden, spezifiziert wurde, für den Computer (1) als das Treiberprogramm, das zur Verwendung der mindestens einen Vorrichtung benutzt werden kann, aufweist.
     
    4. Das Computerprogramm gemäß Anspruch 2 oder 3,
    wobei das Konfigurieren aufweist:

    Beurteilen, ob die Einstellungen für den Computer (1) konfiguriert sind; und

    Konfigurieren der Einstellung, ausschließlich in Reaktion darauf, dass nicht beurteilt wurde, dass die Einstellungen für den Computer (1) konfiguriert sind.


     
    5. Das Computerprogramm gemäß Anspruch 2, 3 oder 4,
    wobei der Einstellungsprozess für die drahtlose Verbindung ferner ein Beurteilen aufweist, ob die mindestens eine Vorrichtung, die beim Aufbauen der drahtlosen Verbindung mit dem Computer (1) drahtlos verbunden wurde, nur eine einzige ist, und
    wobei das Konfigurieren ein Konfigurieren der gleichen Einstellungen wie die Einstellungen, die an die mindestens eine Vorrichtung übertragen wurden, für den Computer (1) in Reaktion darauf, dass in dem Beurteilen beurteilt wurde, dass die mit dem Computer (1) drahtlos verbundene mindestens eine Vorrichtung eine einzige ist, aufweist.
     
    6. Das Computerprogramm gemäß einem der Ansprüche 2 bis 5, wobei die Einstellungen dafür verwendet werden, dass zumindest der Computer (1) direkt und drahtlos mit der mindestens einen Vorrichtung verbunden ist.
     
    7. Das Computerprogramm gemäß einem der Ansprüche 2 bis 6, wobei die Einstellungen dazu verwendet werden, dass zumindest der Computer (1) über eine Weiterleitungsvorrichtung, die so konfiguriert ist, dass sie Daten zwischen dem Computer (1) und der mindestens einen Vorrichtung drahtlos weiterleitet, mit der mindestens einen Vorrichtung verbunden ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé de configuration de réglages de connexion sans fil pour un ordinateur (1) connectable sans fil à au moins un dispositif, consistant à :

    établir une connexion sans fil avec l'au moins un dispositif ;

    recevoir des données d'identification pour identifier l'au moins un dispositif connecté sans fil à l'ordinateur (1), lors dudit établissement de la connexion sans fil, de l'au moins un dispositif ;

    mémoriser les données d'identification reçues lors de ladite réception ;

    transmettre les premiers réglages entrés depuis l'extérieur de la connexion sans fil à l'au moins un dispositif ;

    configurer l'ordinateur (1) avec les mêmes premiers réglages que les réglages transmis à l'au moins un dispositif ;

    reconnaître, avec les données d'identification mémorisées lors de ladite mémorisation, un dispositif comme l'au moins un dispositif connectable sans fil à l'ordinateur (1), pouvant être connecté sur la base des réglages configurés dans ladite configuration ; et

    régler un programme de commande pilote qui peut être employé pour utiliser le dispositif reconnu, reconnu lors de ladite reconnaissance pour l'ordinateur (1) ;

    dans lequel ledit réglage du programme pilote consiste à régler un programme pilote, correspondant à l'au moins un dispositif spécifié sur la base des données d'identification mémorisées lors de ladite mémorisation, qui peut être employé pour utiliser l'au moins un dispositif pour l'ordinateur (1).
     
    2. Programme informatique contenant des instructions permettant à un ordinateur (1) d'exécuter le procédé selon la revendication 1 lorsque le programme est exécuté sur l'ordinateur (1).
     
    3. Programme informatique selon la revendication 2,
    dans lequel le procédé de réglage de la connexion sans fil consiste en outre à recevoir des données d'informations types représentant le type de l'au moins un dispositif connecté sans fil à l'ordinateur (1) lors dudit établissement de la connexion sans fil de l'au moins un dispositif, et
    dans lequel ledit réglage du programme pilote consiste à régler un programme pilote correspondant au type de l'au moins un dispositif spécifié sur la base des données d'informations types reçues lors de ladite réception des données d'informations types pour l'ordinateur (1) en tant que programme pilote qui peut être employé pour utiliser l'au moins un dispositif.
     
    4. Programme informatique selon la revendication 2 ou 3
    dans lequel ladite configuration consiste à :

    vérifier que les réglages sont configurés pour l'ordinateur (1) ; et

    ne configurer le réglage que lorsqu'il est confirmé que les réglages sont configurés pour l'ordinateur (1).


     
    5. Programme informatique selon la revendication 2, 3 ou 4,
    dans lequel le procédé de réglage de la connexion sans fil consiste en outre à vérifier que l'au moins un dispositif connecté sans fil à l'ordinateur (1) lors dudit établissement de la connexion sans fil est unique, et
    dans lequel ladite configuration consiste à configurer les mêmes réglages que les réglages transmis à l'au moins un dispositif pour l'ordinateur (1) lorsqu'il est confirmé que l'au moins un dispositif connecté sans fil à l'ordinateur (1) est unique lors de ladite vérification.
     
    6. Programme informatique selon l'une quelconque des revendications 2 à 5, dans lequel les réglages sont utilisés pour au moins l'ordinateur (1) connecté directement et sans fil à l'au moins un dispositif.
     
    7. Programme informatique selon l'une quelconque des revendications 2 à 6, dans lequel les réglages sont utilisés pour au moins l'ordinateur (1) connecté sans fil à l'au moins un dispositif par le biais d'un dispositif de relais configuré pour relayer les données transmises sans fil entre l'ordinateur (1) et l'au moins un dispositif.
     




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