Direct connections between BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry Router over an enterprise Wi-Fi network
Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® devices can open a direct connection to the BlackBerry Router over an enterprise Wi-Fi network after you configured a Wi-Fi profile for the user accounts. You can use direct connections to the BlackBerry Router when Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices are located in your organization’s existing Wi-Fi environment. When BlackBerry devices connect to the BlackBerry Router, they can bypass SRP connectivity and authentication to connect to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server directly.
After BlackBerry devices connect to the Wi-Fi network using a Wi-Fi profile, the BlackBerry devices try to make a direct IP connection to the BlackBerry Router. With some network architectures, a VPN session might be required to complete the direct connection to the BlackBerry Router.
Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices include a built-in VPN client that you can configure and assign to any Wi-Fi profile on the BlackBerry devices. If a direct connection to the BlackBerry Router is possible (with or without a VPN session), the BlackBerry Enterprise Server starts sending data.