Connect to a Wi-Fi network

Your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places, such as libraries, airports, hotels, coffee shops, and so on. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range.
  1. On the Status bar, tap > Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the network you want to connect to. To only see networks that don't require a password, in the Networks drop-down list, select Open Networks.
  3. If necessary, type the network password.
  4. Tap Connect.

Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button

Tap > Wi-Fi > Use WPS > Press WPS Button on Router. On your wireless router, press the button. On your tablet, tap Start.

Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN code

Tap > Wi-Fi > Use WPS > Enter PIN into Router > Start. On the administration screen for your router, type the PIN displayed.

Connect manually

If you want to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network or save the settings for a network that's not currently available, you can connect manually.

Tap > Wi-Fi > Connect Manually. Type the name of the network. If the network is hidden, select Hidden SSID. Select the security type and specify any additional information. Tap Connect to connect now or tap Save to save without connecting.



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