Patent Number: 7,613,914

Title: Wireless user device having integrated hotspotter technology

Abstract: A wireless user device includes functionality for detecting and collecting information about network hotspots in a surrounding environment before an operating system is loaded. In this manner, a mobile user can check for wireless network availability without having to first complete a lengthy boot sequence.

Inventors: Schwendt; Joseph H. (Natick, MA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101); G06F 15/177 (20060101); G06F 9/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017