Route determination based on user ranking of wireless internet quality of service metrics

Patent No. 9,714,840

Issued: July 25, 2017
Filed: July 30, 2015
Term Extension:  days

Inventors: Burton; Peter H. (Vancouver, CA), Byron; Donna K. (Petersham, MA), Gupta; Manvendra (Brampton, CA)
Assignee:  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)


A method for determining a route of travel for a mobile device from a start point to at least one destination point based on a user ranking of wireless internet quality of service metrics using a server connected to the mobile device through a network. The server receives the start point, at least one destination point, and the ranking of wireless internet quality of service metrics from the mobile device. The server determines registered wireless access points along a plurality of routes between the starting point and the at least one destination point accessible to the mobile device. The server ranks each of the plurality of routes based on the wireless internet quality of service metrics of the wireless access points along the route and the user ranking of the wireless internet quality of service metrics; and sends at least one of the routes to the mobile device.


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