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Regular Contributor
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
My Carrier: Sprint

Re Wi Fi

Can Blackberry Playbook detect any Wi Fi around? How "Wi Fi intuitive" is it?

Are there other tablets, Wi Fi enabled, which can detect routers or WI Fi hot spots easier than Blackberry tablet?

I am asking this because kid's tablet Nabi 2 detected Wi Fi router and BB Playbook, placed next to it, did not.

Super Contributor
Posts: 349
Registered: ‎01-02-2013
My Device: pb
My Carrier: none

Re: Re Wi Fi

Playbooks wifi range is poor, 10 yards or thereabouts with some routers and brick wall combinations.

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Posts: 213
Registered: ‎09-01-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook 32GB
My Carrier: none at present

Re: Re Wi Fi

I personally have no problem picking up any wifi from quite a distance

Gene
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 213
Registered: ‎09-01-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook 32GB
My Carrier: none at present

Re: Re Wi Fi

that should be any "unobstructed wifi" although, in our house, I still get a signal thru 5 gyproc walls

Gene
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Posts: 349
Registered: ‎01-02-2013
My Device: pb
My Carrier: none

Re: Re Wi Fi

I am sitting in my car out in the street. It detects five routers. The closest is 15 yards away through their front wall and it shows the two bottom bars out of four. The rest are two or one bars and they must be  neighbours houses up to 30 yards away. All WPA2 so I can't try them!

 

 

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Posts: 72
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Re Wi Fi

I've read some people having a problem with BB PB Wi Fi connection, and it can get rather complicated.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-01-2013
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: SaskTel

Re: Re Wi Fi

Yeah.  Since updating to the newest software, my wifi can't even see any networks.  Don't know what happened.

Regular Contributor
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Re Wi Fi

You are not the only one. I was in San Francisco recently and could not connect with the router 2 feet away from my Playbook, but I could connect to Cisco Hot Spot.

It is strange. Hope BB knows about a problem and solves it soon.