US 10,892,955 B1
Management of a network via a GUI of user relationships
Michael A. Cartsonis, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Scott Andrew Hankins, Cupertino, CA (US); and Andrew John Mastracci, Kelowna (CA)
Assigned to Cradlepoint, Inc., Boise, ID (US)
Filed by Cradlepoint, Inc., Boise, ID (US)
Filed on Dec. 19, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/720,448.
Application 15/348,902 is a division of application No. 13/747,371, filed on Jan. 22, 2013, abandoned.
Application 16/720,448 is a continuation of application No. 15/348,902, filed on Nov. 10, 2016, granted, now 10,560,343.
Application 13/747,371 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/675,552, filed on Nov. 13, 2012.
Application 13/675,552 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/543,729, filed on Jul. 6, 2012, granted, now 9,118,495, issued on Aug. 25, 2015.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 41/22 (2013.01) [H04L 12/1886 (2013.01); H04L 12/4641 (2013.01); H04L 41/0253 (2013.01); H04L 41/0816 (2013.01); H04L 41/0893 (2013.01); H04L 67/02 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of managing a network, the method comprising:
rendering a display of a graphical user interface (GUI) so that the network is depicted in terms of identities of a plurality of users of the network and in terms of at least one user relationship of the plurality of users; and
manipulating the GUI to allocate a plurality of devices associated with the plurality of users in a first logical broadcast domain (LBD) of the network, wherein the plurality of devices includes a first network device,
wherein the network communicates selected signal packets between the first network device in the first LBD and a second network device in a second LBD of the network, wherein the communicating the selected signal packets comprises transmitting the selected signal packets between the first and the second network devices via at least one tunnel server, and
wherein the transmitting the selected signal packets via the at least one tunnel server permits signal packet communications between the first and the second network devices while bypassing network address translation (NAT) with respect to the selected signal packets.