Patent Number: 7,047,304

Title: System and method for provisioning broadband service in a PPPoE network using a configuration domain name

Abstract: A modem that includes a configuration domain name associated with a configuration Broadband Service Node (BSN) is firstly provided. A PPPoE session is established, and an authentication request is transmitted, containing the identifier and a generic password, from the modem to a single configuration domain name over the PPPoE network. Authorization is then received from the configuration domain name. The authorization preferably comprises a temporary dynamic Internet Protocol (IP) address. Full configuration details, including a static IP address, are then obtained from an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The invention also provides a system and computer program product for provisioning broadband service in a Point-to-Point Protocol Over Ethernet (PPPoE) network.

Inventors: Senapati; Ananta Sankar (Cupertino, CA), Sharma; Manish (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: The DirecTV Group, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018