Patent Number: 6,480,486

Title: Micro-localized internet service center

Abstract: An Internet access system to be used by organizations such as hotels andthe like uses local service centers adapted by first modems to in-housetelephone wiring at separate premises maintained by the sponsoringorganization. The modem connecting the local service center to thein-house telephone wiring is assigned a specific extension number on thein-house telephone system. The service center connects calls at the firstmodem to a converter that is adapted to provide Internet access through aline interface unit (LIU) to the calls answered at the first modem. A userconfigures a dial-up profile on his/her computer, usually a portablecomputer, with the extension number of the first modem, and uses thisprofile when resident at the hotel or other sponsoring premise. The userthen is connected to the Internet at a local connection without having tohave the dial-up profile and possibly script files to gain accessotherwise.

Inventors: Kikinis; Dan (Saratoga, CA)


International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101); H04L 012/66 (); H04L 012/28 (); H04Q 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014