05-03-2011 04:01 PM - edited 05-03-2011 04:06 PM
Mine connected up just fine using WPA2. I had already connected my Torch in the past and the profile transfered over via Bridge. The only thing I have found was the first time I had to add the Password (they are not transferred via bridge it seems) and add the MAC to my filter list, and I have to open the WiFi selector to connect due to not having my SSID broadcasted (being a network engineer I am rather fanatic about security). Other WPA2 with broadcasted SSID connect just fine. Make sure your profile is enabled, seems there is a limit to the number of active profiles a PB will allow, and if your SSID is not broadcast make sure the Hidden SSID is checked.
05-03-2011 04:07 PM
Thanks. i will try that. Just an FYI, a someone fanatic about security...the broadcast of an SSID is irrelevant and provides no additional security. Its merely a feel good control...kinda like locking a door when you can throw a brick through the window anyways.
05-04-2011 09:27 AM
05-04-2011 12:47 PM
Not completely true. Obfuscation is a first line of defense. You are correct that it does not provide real security, but in a neighborhood full of broadcasted SSIDs, having one that is not broadcasted makes the others much easier, and visible, targets
06-15-2011 10:58 PM
I was finally able to connect my Playbook to my home network over a Time Capsule using WPA2 Personal.
The playbook was detecting the wifi network and could not acquire an address.
I connected to the Time Capsule setup with a laptop, and going through menus, I saw that the Time Capsule was set up for a WEP Transitional Security Network which was detected by the Playbook as WPA2 Personal. I changed it on the Time Capsule to WPA2 Personal and the Playbook connected correctly.
So for all who are having this problem, make sure that the router is really running WPA2 and not something else.
09-09-2011 12:54 PM
I was having the same issue until yesterday.
After spending a couple of nights dealing with BB Support techs, I came up with these steps and worked for me, even though that Playbook should connect automatically as other devices do. Moreover, of course I am not going to ask everyday the IT guys for a router reset.
Here it goes :
1- If you own a lap top/pc connected to your work Wifi network, open the network adapter window on the PC. Go to wifi adapter and left-click on properties in order to display detailed connection status.
2- From there you may obtain a valid subnet mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Secondary DNS.
3- Since the IP Address was already obtained by your Playbook while trying to connect, it will be asking for the same IP each time, so write down the Playbook IP too. You can access it from the wifi? Icon on the wifi configuration script on the playbook.
(The issue here was that for some reason, my Playbook on "auto IP mode" was choosing a different default gateway number than the correct one. I still can't figure why, but I'm not going to invest more time on it, until a new software update becomes available and go from there.)
4- In your playbook tap the wifi icon and go to saved networks, tap on edit (pencil) and delete your office previous connection.
5- Create manually a new wifi connection and unselect "auto IP mode". You will have the opportunity to copy all the information mentioned above. IP, Subnet Mask, Primary DNS. Secondary DNS and Default Gateway.
6- Tap save and connect.
Hopefully you Playbook will be online and ready to navigate.
11-26-2011 03:44 PM
I'm a newbie as far as the Playbook. There things I have to learn / discover, but I need to sort out some serious stuff as I am going backpacking for 2 months and I need to know if the PB will perform the functions I need.
I need to transfer docs between my wifi enabled computer and vice versa. Also need to print from the playbook things like bookings for hotels and flights.
(1) When on Vista Desktop PC (WIFI) I cannot see the PB
(2) On my Thinkpad laptop (wifi) I can see the PB, but I cannot access it from my Thinkpad
(3) I am not getting it, but how do I locate the files I have detached from emails?
(4) Is there something that needs to be installed from the PB on each computer so that they can talk to each other?
(5) While we are away for the winter we weusally used our netbook to Skype. It seems that PB does not have a Sype App. Is there some way to get around this. Our grand daughter would be lost if she just heard our voices (1 yr old)
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