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Posts: 68
Registered: ‎03-18-2011
My Device: Playbook Developer
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Got the PB - Thanks RIM, but can't set it up :(

The setup process requires WiFi access, but there is no proviso for Web authentication during setup which means I cannot connect at work Smiley Sad


Tried going through the desktop manager, but it tells me I can't connect the device because setup is not complete. Sigh.


I assume this functionality will work onc I get it all set up on an open network first.



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Registered: ‎05-19-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Torch
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Re: Got the PB - Thanks RIM, but can't set it up :(

You don't need an open network. I was able to set it up just fine on my home network, which has a WPA key, withouth problems.

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Registered: ‎03-07-2011
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Re: Got the PB - Thanks RIM, but can't set it up :(

"Web authentication"? Are you in a Corporate Network/Hotel?

Posts: 123
Registered: ‎03-22-2011
My Device: curve 8900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Got the PB - Thanks RIM, but can't set it up :(

I hate to be a kill joy but this thread is off topic for this forum...

As others have said, you don't need an open network, have fun with the PlayBook Smiley Happy
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Re: Got the PB - Thanks RIM, but can't set it up :(

Hey sberfield,


Are you able to connect through a home wifi network, do you receive any errors while trying to go through the setup?  



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