Wi-Fi network options

For most Wi-Fi networks, you won't need to change the network options. If you're having trouble connecting or if you need to connect manually, you can set the network options yourself.

The options available depend on the type of network you're connecting to. To find out what settings to use, if you're connecting to a home network, see the information that came with your wireless router; if you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network, talk to your administrator; if you're connecting to a hotspot, see the information provided about the hotspot or talk to an employee at the hotspot who might have details about how to connect.

Option

Description

Name

Enter the name that you want to see in your list of saved Wi-Fi networks.

SSID

If the Wi-Fi network is hidden, type the SSID (the name the network uses to identify itself). Your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet uses this name to find the network.

Hidden SSID

If the Wi-Fi network is hidden, select this checkbox. Hidden networks don't appear in the list of available networks.

Security Type

Set the security type that the Wi-Fi network uses.

Security Sub Type

If you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network, set the security subtype that the Wi-Fi network uses.

VPN Profiles

To use a VPN Profile when connecting to this network, select the profile you want to use. For more information, see the Security section of the help.

Automatically Obtain IP Address

Clear this checkbox if you need to manually specify an IP address for your tablet. When you clear this checkbox, additional options appear. To find out what information to enter, talk to your administrator.

Enable IPv6

Set whether the network uses the IPv6 protocol.

Use HTTP Proxy

Select this checkbox if you want to connect to a proxy server. When you select this checkbox, additional options appear. To find out what options to use, see the information provided for the proxy server.

Allow inter-access point handover

If the network spans multiple access points, set whether your tablet should remain connected when you move from one access point to another.

CA Certificate

If necessary, set the root certificate that your tablet should use to verify that it's connecting to the correct Wi-Fi network. If the network requires a certificate, you need to transfer it to your tablet before you can connect. For more information, talk to your administrator.

Client Certificate

If necessary, set the authentication certificate that your tablet should use to connect to the Wi-Fi network. If the network requires a certificate, you need to transfer it to your tablet before you can connect. For more information, talk to your administrator.



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