Patent Number: 8,718,650

Title: Method for communications between a communication device and wireless access points

Abstract: A system and methods are disclosed for communications between a communication device and wireless access points. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a multimode communication device (MCD), a controller, a global position (GPS) receiver, and a multimode wireless transceiver. The controller can be programmed to authenticate the MCD with a first wireless access point, request and receive a first internet protocol (IP) address, establish communications with a network management system (NMS) according to the first IP address, transmit to the NMS a location of the MCD, receive a second IP address from the NMS in response to the NMS determining that the MCD is near a second wireless access point, and establish communications over the second wireless access point according to the second IP address.

Inventors: Doradla; Anil K. (Austin, TX), Muhamed; Rias (Richardson, TX), Gorti; Sreenivasa (Austin, TX)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: H04W 36/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018