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.
- If the Wi-Fi network is password protected, enter the
- 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.
and select the Hidden SSID checkbox.
- Security Type
- Set the security type that the Wi-Fi network uses. Depending on the network you're trying
to connect to, you might also see Security Sub Type
and Inner Link Security.
- CA Certificate
- Set the root certificate that your BlackBerry
device should use to verify that it's connecting to the correct Wi-Fi network.
- VPN Profiles
- To use a VPN Profile when connecting to the network, select
the profile that you want to use.
- Band Type
- This field is set to Dual Band by default. If the Wi-Fi
network is dual-band, your device will try to connect in the 5.0 GHz band
unless the signal strength at the 2.4 GHz band is significantly stronger. If
you want to connect to a dual-band network using one band only, choose the
band you prefer.
- 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
- 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