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Wi-Fi policy group

The previous name of this policy group was WLAN policy group.

BlackBerry Infrastructure Wi-Fi Access Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device can connect to the BlackBerry® Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi® network to access the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or BlackBerry® Internet Service. You can override this rule using the Wi-Fi configuration setting that is named Wi-Fi BlackBerry Infrastructure Wi-Fi Access Mode. You can use this setting to configure the access mode for a specific Wi-Fi network, and you can use this rule to configure the access mode for other Wi-Fi networks. If you turn off access to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over the Wi-Fi network using this rule, you cannot override this rule using the configuration setting.

The previous name of this rule was BlackBerry Infrastructure WLAN Access Mode.

Possible values

  • Access requires VPN
  • Access does not require VPN
  • Access disabled

Default value

  • Access does not require VPN

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0
  • KB19406

Blocked Wi-Fi SSIDs IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether to prevent a BlackBerry® device user from adding Wi-Fi® profiles for SSIDs that you specify to a BlackBerry device. Specify a list of Wi-Fi SSIDs, separated by commas (,), that you do not want the device to associate with.

The previous name of this rule was Blocked WLAN SSIDs.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0
  • KB19406

Disable GAN-Only Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can select the GAN-only mode from the list of GAN selection modes on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable GAN-Preferred Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can select the GAN-preferred mode from the list of GAN selection modes on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable GAN Selection Mode Editing IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can change the GAN selection mode on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable WAN-Only Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can select the WAN-only mode from the list of GAN selection modes on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable WAN-Preferred Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can select the WAN-preferred mode from the list of GAN selection modes on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable Wi-Fi IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can access a Wi-Fi® network from a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device.

The previous name of this rule was Disable WLAN.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable Wi-Fi Direct Access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device can connect to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server using a Wi-Fi® connection.

The previous name of this rule was Disable WLAN Direct Access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Disable Wi-Fi User Profiles IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can create Wi-Fi® profiles on a BlackBerry device.

The previous name of this rule was Disable WLAN User Profiles.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

GAN Signal Quality Threshold IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the signal quality threshold that a BlackBerry® device uses to change from the WAN to the GAN. In WAN-preferred mode, if the signal quality drops below the threshold, the device tries to transition to the GAN.

The signal quality is related to the bit error rate and is described in the 3GPP® 5.08 8.2.4 specification as follows:
  • 0 = good quality
  • 7 = worst quality

Possible values

  • 0 to 7

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

GAN Signal Strength Threshold IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the signal strength threshold that a BlackBerry® device can use to change from the WAN to the GAN. In the WAN-preferred mode, if the signal strength drops below the threshold, the device tries to transition to GAN.

This signal strength is specified in Received Signal Level units and is described in the 3GPP® 5.08 8.1.4 specification as follows:
  • 0 = -111 dBm
  • 63 = -48 dBm

Possible values

  • 0 to 63

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

GAN Wi-Fi Threshold IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the threshold for the Wi-Fi® signal quality that a BlackBerry® device uses to change from the GAN to the WAN. If the Wi-Fi signal quality drops below the threshold in the GAN-preferred mode and an acceptable cell is available, the device tries to change from the GAN to the WAN.

The previous name of this rule was GAN WLAN Threshold.

Possible values

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Wi-Fi Allow Handheld Changes IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether BlackBerry® devices users can change all Wi-Fi® policy rules on their BlackBerry devices.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Allow Handheld Changes.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default values

  • Yes in the Default IT policy
  • No in all other preconfigured IT policies

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Default Gateway IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the default gateway in IP address format (for example, 10.0.0.1) that a BlackBerry® device can use if DHCP on the device is turned off.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Default Gateway.

Related rules

The Wi-Fi® DHCP Configuration IT policy rule affects this rule. If you configure the value for the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to Yes, do not change the value for this rule to Yes.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Default KEY ID IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the default WEP key ID. Verify that the WEP key ID matches the WEP access point ID and the corresponding WEP key.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Default KEY ID.

Possible values

  • 1 to 4

Default value

  • 1

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether your organization uses DHCP for dynamic network configuration. If you use a Wi-Fi® network that includes subnets, turn on DHCP to permit roaming between subnets.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN DHCP Configuration.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Disable Prompt for Credentials Re-Entry IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device turns off the prompt for a BlackBerry device user to re-type the Wi-Fi® credentials after authentication is not successful.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Disable Prompt for Credentials Re-Entry.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Wi-Fi Enable Authentication Page IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the Wi-Fi® Login browser is available on a BlackBerry® 7270 smartphone.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Enable Authentication Page.

This rule is obsolete in BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP4 and later.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi IP Address IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the IP address (for example, 10.0.0.1) that a BlackBerry® device can use if DHCP on the device is turned off.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN IP Address.

Related rules

The Wi-Fi® DHCP Configuration IT policy rule affects this rule. A device uses this rule only if you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to No. If you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to Yes, do not change this rule to Yes.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Minimal EAP-TLS Certificate Encryption Key Security Level IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the minimum security level for a private key that an EAP authentication method (for example, EAP-TLS) uses with a client certificate.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Minimal EAP-TLS Certificate Encryption Key Security Level.

This rule is obsolete in BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP4 and later.

Possible values

  • High security
  • Medium security
  • Low security

Default value

  • Low security

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Password Hidden on Input IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the password for Wi-Fi® authentication is represented by asterisks (*) as the BlackBerry® device user types it.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Password Hidden on Input.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3

Wi-Fi Preshared Key IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the PSK if your organization uses PSK to authenticate to a Wi-Fi® network.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Preshared Key.

Related rules

The Wi-Fi Link Security IT policy rule affects this rule. A BlackBerry® device uses this rule only if you configure the Wi-Fi Link Security IT policy rule to PSK.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Primary DNS IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the primary DNS in IP address format (for example, 10.0.0.1) that a BlackBerry® device can use if DHCP on the device is turned off.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Primary DNS.

Related rules

The Wi-Fi® DHCP Configuration IT policy rule affects this rule. The device uses this rule only if you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to No. If you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to Yes, do not change this rule to Yes.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Profile Forwarding Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can forward the Wi-Fi® profiles that the user creates on a BlackBerry device to another BlackBerry device using an email message, PIN message, SMS text message, or BlackBerry® Messenger message, with or without a password. You cannot resend an IT policy to forward Wi-Fi profiles.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN profile forwarding mode.

Related rules

The Allow Peer-to-Peer Messages IT policy rule affects this rule. A user can forward a Wi-Fi profile using a PIN message only if you change the Allow Peer-to-Peer Messages IT policy rule to Yes.

The Allow SMS IT policy rule affects this rule. A user can forward a Wi-Fi profile using a SMS text message only if you change the Allow SMS IT policy rule to Yes.

The Disable BlackBerry Messenger IT policy rule affects this rule. A user can forward a Wi-Fi profile using BlackBerry Messenger only if you change the Disable BlackBerry Messenger IT policy rule to No.

The Firewall Block Incoming Messages IT policy rule affects this rule. A user can forward a Wi-Fi profile using a PIN message, an SMS message, or BlackBerry Messenger only if the Firewall Block Incoming Messages IT policy rule does not prevent the device from processing PIN messages, SMS messages, or BlackBerry Messenger messages.

Possible values

  • Enabled
  • Enabled with a forwarding password
  • Disabled

Default value

  • Enabled

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader 2.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0
  • KB19406

Wi-Fi Secondary DNS IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the secondary DNS in IP address format (for example, 10.0.0.1) that a BlackBerry® device can use if DHCP on the device is turned off.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Secondary DNS.

Related rules

The Wi-Fi® DHCP Configuration IT policy rule affects this rule. The device uses this rule only if you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to No. If you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to Yes, do not change this rule to Yes.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi SSID IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the network name of the Wi-Fi® network and its wireless access points. The SSID is case-sensitive and has a maximum length of 32 characters. You must change the value before a BlackBerry® device can access the Wi-Fi network.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN SSID.

Possible values

  • 0 to 32 characters

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi Subnet Mask IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the subnet mask in IP address format (for example, 10.0.0.1) that a BlackBerry® device can use if DHCP on the device is turned off.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN Subnet Mask.

Related rules

The Wi-Fi® DHCP Configuration IT policy rule affects this rule. The device uses this rule only if you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to No. If you change the Wi-Fi DHCP Configuration IT policy rule to Yes, do not change this rule to Yes.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi User Name IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the user name for PEAP security access or LEAP security access on a BlackBerry® device. Configure a value if you want to create a default value for all BlackBerry device users. If the user types a user name on a device manually, IT policy updates overwrite or delete the value that the user types. To retain the value that the user specifies on the device, verify that the updated IT policy uses the same value as the IT policy on the device.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN User Name.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi User Password IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the password for PEAP security access or LEAP security access on a BlackBerry® device. Configure a value if you want to create a default value for all BlackBerry device users. If the user types a password on a device manually, any IT policy updates overwrite or delete the value that the user types. To retain the value that the user specifies on the device, verify that the updated IT policy uses the same value as the IT policy on the device.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN User Password.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi WEP Key 1 IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the password for WEP key 1 using the format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. This rule supports 5 or 13 pairs of hexadecimal digits (0 to 9 and A to F) separated by a colon (:). For example, AB:CD:EF:01:23 or AB:CD:EF:01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF:01:23.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN WEP Key 1.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi WEP Key 2 IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the password for WEP key 2 using the format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. This rule supports 5 or 13 pairs of hexadecimal digits (0 to 9 and A to F) separated by a colon (:). For example, AB:CD:EF:01:23 or AB:CD:EF:01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF:01:23.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN WEP Key 2.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi WEP Key 3 IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the password for WEP key 3 using the format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. This rule supports 5 or 13 pairs of hexadecimal digits (0 to 9 and A to F) separated by a colon (:). For example, AB:CD:EF:01:23 or AB:CD:EF:01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF:01:23.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN WEP Key 3.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

Wi-Fi WEP Key 4 IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the password for WEP key 4 using the format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. This rule supports 5 or 13 pairs of hexadecimal digits (0 to 9 and A to F) separated by a colon (:). For example, AB:CD:EF:01:23 or AB:CD:EF:01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF:01:23.

The previous name of this rule was WLAN WEP Key 4.

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1

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