12-08-2011 11:27 PM
I took advantage of the recent price drop for the Playbook and ordered the 32GB version. I received that item today, and promptly went to work on getting it working. The first item that has to be done is to connect to a WiFi network, and so far, I'm not able to do that. I tried to connect to my Netgear router at home (which is older), and had no luck. My laptop was able to connect, though, so it certainly appears to be a PB problem. I also went to a local food court that has WiFi, and while it did attempt to retrieve an IP address (which didn't happen with the home setup), the end result was the same - no connection.
I've done a quick search of the forums and on the Web but I'm not seeing much in the way of concise ways to solve this problem. Frankly, it looks like many people are having these problems, which is annoying. And in my case, I can't get anywhere without getting this initial connection to work. This item will be returned quickly if I'm not able to connect, so any ideas on how to get this working?
12-09-2011 08:50 AM
Try setting it up in manual mode if you have security like WEP WPA on your router you can enter your security code to the playbook once this is done you will not have to do again. Anytime you are in range of the router the PB will connect.
12-09-2011 02:20 PM
12-09-2011 03:18 PM
Do you see the type of router you have (netgear) on the screen? If so you need to chose it to connect to. If not you are not in range or getting a wireless signal from it. the power cord should charge it up for the first time it will take about 6 hours to charge from 20%
12-09-2011 08:43 PM
12-12-2011 01:01 AM
12-12-2011 09:31 AM
There are two types of bridging. One is you can bridge you BB to your PB which requires the app. Then you can get email and text msg. on your PB via a Bluetooth connection between your phone and PB. (note your phone has to be in range of of the PB to work)
The other type of bridgingh is to bring your phone to your PB for internet use (also known at teathering) Your data plan with your phone will determine this. This is only if you are not by your wireless or near a hot spot and still need internet access. These data charges will be on your cell phone bill.
12-12-2011 04:04 PM