Wi-Fi network settings
Usually, you don't need to change your settings for a Wi-Fi network; however, you might need to change your settings if you have trouble connecting or if you need to connect manually.
The settings that are available for each Wi-Fi network depend on the type of network you're connecting to. To find out which 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 a work 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.
- Profile Name
- Enter the name that you want to see in your list of saved Wi-Fi networks.
- The SSID is the name that the network uses to identify itself. Usually, this field is automatically filled, but if the Wi-Fi network is hidden, you must enter the SSID to connect.
- Security Type
- Set the security type that the Wi-Fi network uses.
- If the Wi-Fi network is password protected, enter the password.
- VPN Profiles
- To use a VPN Profile when connecting to the network, select the profile that you want to use.
- Band Type
- Select the band type that the network uses.
- Auto Obtain IP
- In most cases this option should remain checked, but if you need to manually specify an IP address for your BlackBerry device you can set this switch to OFF and the option to enter an IP address appears.
- Enable IPv6
- Set whether the network uses the IPv6 protocol.
- Use Proxy
- Set this switch to ON if you want to connect to a proxy server. When you select this setting, additional settings appear. To find out what settings to use, see the information provided for the proxy server.
- Inter-Access Point Handover
- If the network spans multiple access points, set whether your device should remain connected when you move from one access point to another.
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