Smart home devices need to be set up to access home WiFi networks and registered to a user account before the device can be used in a home. The multi-step setup procedure can be different for different devices and can take considerable time and user effort. This disclosure describes a portable smart home gateway that simplifies the process of adding new smart home devices to a home network. The smart home gateway can connect to a home WiFi network and to other smart devices via a home networking protocol. New devices can be connected to the smart home gateway via USB (or other suitable connector). Upon connection, the smart home gateway can route requests from the device to the WiFi network and can automate the setup process.
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Zarringhalam, Sean, "Portable Smart Home Gateway for Easy Setup of Smart Home Devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 24, 2023)