Share files between your computer and tablet using Wi-Fi

Want an easy way to connect your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for easy file sharing? By using the file-sharing option with Wi-Fi, you can drag and drop documents, pictures, videos, music, and other files from your computer to your tablet. If you set a password to help protect your files, you are prompted to enter it before you can move files between your tablet and your computer.

  1. On your tablet, tap > Storage and Sharing.
  2. Set the Wi-Fi Sharing switch to On.
  3. To set a password to help protect your files, tap Password.
  4. On your tablet, tap > About.
  5. In the drop-down list, tap Network and make note of the Wi-Fi IPv4 address for your tablet.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • If your computer uses a Windows operating system, click Start > Run. Type your tablet IP address in the following format: \\xx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
    • If your computer uses a Mac operating system, select Go > Connect to Server. Type your tablet IP address in the following format: smb://xx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
  7. Drag a file from a location on your computer to a folder on your tablet.



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