Patent Number: 7,769,908

Title: Method and system for virtual powerline local area networks

Abstract: Method and system for virtual powerline local area networks. An embodiment of the present invention provides system for powerline networking. The system includes an external data source, the data source being derived from a world wide networks of computers. The system includes a router coupled to the external data source and coupled to a first datasource connection. The system includes a powerline network apparatus. The apparatus includes a second datasource connection coupled to the first datasource connection, a powerline device coupled to the second datasource connection, and a virtual local area network device that is configured to limit data forwarding between an end user and a downstream network connection.

Inventors: Chan; Tat Kueng (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