Unified solution to registration, authentication and billing for wireless hotspots: Architecture and protocols

Huirong Fu, Vivek Goel, Elangovan Murugaiyan, Sudhan Shanmugasundaram, Liren Zhang

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    Abstract

    There are tremendous needs for wireless connectivity in public places such as airports, libraries, cafes, and conference venues. However, some technical, deployment and business problems need to be addressed before such connectivity can be provided transparently and ubiquitously via wireless hotspots. These problems include registration, authentication, proper infrastructure, billing, and interoperability. In this paper, we present a simple, practical and unified solution to eliminating the users' heavy burden in complex registration and configuration, repeated authentications, different user IDs and passwords, and multiple billings in spite of accessing wireless hotspots provided by different hotspot providers in different cities. Our key idea is to create a central hotspot authority to administrate and regulate hotspots. Moreover, based on the central hotspot authority, we propose a unified architecture and two protocols namely registration and authentication protocol and billing protocol. With our solution, all the problems mentioned above will be successfully solved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'05
    Pages590-594
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
    Event2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'05 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: Jun 27 2005Jun 30 2005

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'05

    Other

    Other2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'05
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period6/27/056/30/05

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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