Patent Number: 8,718,703

Title: Radio communication apparatus and control method thereof

Abstract: A radio communication apparatus comprises a radio communication setting storage unit that stores a first radio communication setting for performing radio communication on a first radio network, and a second radio communication setting for performing radio communication on a second radio network which is different from said first radio network; a radio communication unit that performs radio communication using one of the first and second radio communication settings; and a radio communication setting switching unit that requests another radio communication apparatus in the first radio network to switch the first radio communication setting to the second radio communication setting in order to join the second radio network.

Inventors: Koide; Yuji (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101); H04W 72/00 (20090101); G06F 3/12 (20060101); H04W 4/00 (20090101); H04W 74/00 (20090101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04B 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018