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alanandnicky
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-17-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: 3

Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

So if we register the wi-fi somewhere where its free we wouldnt have to worry about the wi-fi connection here at home? Do you need the wi-fi to upload apps?

 

Really appreciate your help people.

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jarviser
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Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

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Getting it registered somewhere free just gets yiu past that first obstacle. Without wifi at home you will have no email, no internet, no app downloads,  in fact no internet presence at home unless you can bridge to a blackberry phone which is expensive.

You need the SSID (wifi name)  and wifi password for the aol router. I am guessing that you have no other wifi connected computers at home? What is the model of router, maybe someone can help you set it up if necessary.

Are you UK, USA, Canada...?

 

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alanandnicky
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Registered: ‎12-17-2012
My Device: playbook
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Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

Well just rang AOL and he seemed to think that because the LAN doesnt light up when you connect an Ethernet cable that that is the problem but we used another Etherenet cable and still wont light up any ideas?

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jarviser
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Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

Ethernet cable from where to where? There are no cables needed between playbook and aol router. Pleasd give the router model and country info I asked for.  Also have you found the SSID and wifi pass key yet?

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alanandnicky
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Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

Cable from the modem to our laptop even though we are wireless!!

 

Router model ADSL2+ router HUAWEI Echolife HG521 UK country em i found the SSID and so say shouldnt need a wi-fi password but i think he was trying to fob me off lol.

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Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

So, do you have a desktop PC?

Or is your Laptop hardwired to the internet and feeding your Wifi router?




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alanandnicky
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-17-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: 3

Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

We have a laptop with a AOL modem but we are wireless.  Just on the back of the modem it says wi-fi certified and wi-fi protection set up.

 

Do we need this LAN light on to get wi-fi? :Wacko: So confused!

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jarviser
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@JS, FYI In the UK all ADSL broadband is twin copper phone line to combined modem/router then ethernet or wifi to laptop. We don't tend to have separate modem and router except very rare old cable installations, or very new fibre setups. This router modem is of the standard UK  ADSL type.

 

@Alanandnicky, no the lan light only comes on if you connect by ethernet cable. If you are truly wireless only the antenna symbol will light. It worries me that you even tried a cable as well.

You must have a wifi password or else the neighbours will have free broadband. You only need two things to connect your playbook 

SSID

Wifi password

 

I just googled that huawei router and got a full user manual. It's all in there.

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alanandnicky
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Registered: ‎12-17-2012
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Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

Well thats the thing when i rang AOL he was going on about this LAN light being on and then we would be able to get wi-fi.

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alanandnicky
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-17-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: 3

Re: BB Playbook Agreement countries arent listed

No dont think the neighbours get it free as there is a padlock next to our's when you see it on playbook, i know the SSID but unsure of the password.

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