“While setting-up wireless Wi-Fi network in your home now is much easier than it was few years ago, configuring all devices and establishing sufficient security protocols can still be pain in the … for average user. Now Apple has a solution how to make everything easy, automatic and secure – RFID tags,” Unwired View reports.
“The idea, described in Apple’s patent “RFID network arrangement” is simple. Put RFID transceiver into a network wireless base station such as Airport Express or Airport Extreme and put RFID tags on other devices that you want to connect to Wi-Fi network,” Unwired View reports.
Unwired View reports, “From a user stand point – you just bring you Macbook within a feet of your Airport Express and the network is set up. You don’t even have to have a Macbook on at the time. RFID info to the tag can be read/written without additional power source. Then you turn your laptop on and it’s already on the network… This may be the final piece in the puzzle to make Wi-Fi iPod a reality.”
Unwired View reports, “Looks like Apple did it again. The basic idea is so simple and obvious in hindsight, yet it opens so many new possibilities that there will be lot of people wondering ‘Why didn’t I think of that earlier.'”
Full article with link to the patent app here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iBulb” for the heads up.]