Patent Number: 7,769,907

Title: Method and system for virtual powerline local area networks

Abstract: A system for powerline networking. The system has an external data source, which is derived from a world wide networks of computers. A router is coupled to the external data source and coupled to a first datasource connection. A powerline network switch apparatus is coupled to the first datasource connection. The apparatus has a second datasource connection, which is coupled to the first data source connection. The apparatus has a powerline device coupled to the second datasource connection. The powerline device is adapted to receive and transmit information in a first format from the second data source connection and adapted to receive and transmit information in a second format. The apparatus has a virtual local area network device including a first input/output port and a plurality of second input/output ports. Each of the second input/output ports is numbered from 1 through N, where N is an integer greater than 1.

Inventors: Chan; Tat Keung (South San Francisco, CA), Mu; Songly (Salida, CA)

Assignee: Asoka USA Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018