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Using a captive portal to connect to an enterprise Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspot

A captive portal uses web-based authentication to permit a Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® device to connect to an enterprise Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspot. The BlackBerry device can use a captive portal to access an IP segment of the enterprise Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspot. After the BlackBerry device connects to the enterprise Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspot, the user can browse to an HTML login page for a web site that permits the enterprise Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspot to authenticate with the BlackBerry device before the BlackBerry device can access the web site.

If your organization uses a captive portal, you can permit a user to access the captive portal using the WLAN Login browser on the BlackBerry device. The user must authenticate with the WLAN Login browser using the login information that you provide.

When the BlackBerry device authenticates with the captive portal, the user can use the BlackBerry® Browser on the BlackBerry device to access other web sites and data services that are available on the enterprise Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspot.


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