US 10,172,167 B2
Electronic device and connection method thereof
Dong-Hyun Yeom, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Tae-Ho Kim, Chungcheongbuk-do (KR); Seok-Hyun Yoon, Gyeonggi-do (KR); and Ju-Ah Lee, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, (KR)
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on Apr. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/139,984.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2015-0083486 (KR), filed on Jun. 12, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0366708 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 76/10 (2018.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.01); H04W 8/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/10 (2018.02) [H04W 4/80 (2018.02); H04W 8/005 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a program recorded thereon to be executed in a computer, the program comprising executable commands to instruct a processor included in a first electronic device to execute operations, the operations comprising:
acquiring a virtual media access control (MAC) address of a second electronic device and connection information between the second electronic device and one or more third electronic devices while the second electronic device communicates with the one or more third electronic devices based on the virtual MAC address, wherein the connection information is generated by the second electronic device, based on the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device, and wherein the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device is generated or obtained from an external server by the second electronic device;
changing a preset MAC address of the first electronic device by setting the virtual address of the second electronic device as a MAC address of the first electronic device; and
establishing a connection with the one or more third electronic devices through short range wireless communication using the changed MAC address of the first electronic device instead of the preset MAC address for the first electronic device and the connection information.