US 10,893,460 B1
Method and apparatus to limit wireless connectivity roaming of multi-function devices
Dianne S. Colelli, Webster, NY (US); Cheryl A. Nazzaro, Fairport, NY (US); Kok Hwa Ng, Singapore (SG); and Owen Yu Chan, Singapore (SG)
Assigned to Xerox Corporation, Norwalk, CT (US)
Filed by Xerox Corporation, Norwalk, CT (US)
Filed on Oct. 30, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/668,522.
Int. Cl. G06F 3/12 (2006.01); H04W 48/04 (2009.01); H04W 36/00 (2009.01); H04N 1/44 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 48/04 (2013.01) [G06F 3/1204 (2013.01); G06F 3/1292 (2013.01); H04N 1/00477 (2013.01); H04N 1/4426 (2013.01); H04W 36/0079 (2018.08); H04W 36/00835 (2018.08)] 16 Claims
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1. A method for limiting wireless connectivity roaming of a multi-function device (MFD), comprising:
detecting, by a processor of the MFD, that a connection to a current access point of a wireless network is disconnected;
attempting, by the processor, to re-authenticate on the current access point;
receiving, by the processor, a notification that a blacklist value of the MFD for the current access point exceeds a predefined threshold to prevent re-authentication to the current access point;
accessing, by the processor, a list of access points within a user defined boundary;
selecting, by the processor, an access point in the list of access points based on a parameter of the access points that was not previously selected; and
establishing, by the processor, a wireless communication path with the access point.