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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎12-21-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: T-Mobile
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WIFI/USB connection priority

HI there,


The playbook seems to choose WIFI over USB connected to a PC when both are connected.

This gives me problems when copying large files.


Sometimes the Wifi connection is gone for a few seconds what interrups the process and it doesn't resume...


Playbook should choose USB over Wifi instead the other way around!


I hope this will be solved in a next update...

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Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: playbook
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Re: WIFI/USB connection priority

I haven't experienced this problem onmy end but suggest you turn off file-sharing over wifi networks if you know you're transferring larger files and want it to stick to USB. It's a workaround, but better than nothing.

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Registered: ‎12-21-2012
My Device: Playbook
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Re: WIFI/USB connection priority

Yeah, it's a solution, but not as it should be.

BB should do something about it...

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Re: WIFI/USB connection priority

You've lost me. If you connect the USB to a computer it will connect to the PlayBook through a virtual network connection. That's all on USB.

Try turning off the wifi when you are copying the files.

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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎12-21-2012
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Re: WIFI/USB connection priority



I already tried the connection with wifi off; and it was more stable on USB when copying large files.


But I still wonder why it is that the playbook chooses Wifi over USB when connected to a computer. The software should know that must use the USB connection. All cell phones, computers etc. work that way.


But thanks for the advice, I was just wondering why..!