In the future, Wi-Fi connections may be created through sound, a new patent by Intel indicates.
The technology would enable wireless devices to connect to a router through a series of sounds, which Intel hopes would mean connecting to the internet would be made faster and more efficient.
The patent is titled 'Audible Authentication for Wireless Network Enrolment' and states that the technology would work through a device emitting a unique sound combination, which would adopt a secret code like a PIN number.
This could work either by the sound being heard by the user, who would then manually connect to the Wi-Fi network, or the device could pick up the sound automatically to verify the code.
The patent, numbered US 20011/0227023, was filed by Intel's Applications Lab.
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