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    Angry First timer- cannot connect to my wi-fi at home but can connect to other wi-fi spots

    Hi all,

    My girls got me a Playbook 32g for Christmas! I was so excited! Now I am crazed! I need 10 of these!

    I cannot hookup to my wi-fi network at home! My laptop will connect, my BB Curve will connect, but the play book won't! It did connect outside of McDonalds to their wi-fi! I also have a Sierra Shockwave Air Card and tried using that, but cannot figure that out as well!

    I put my beloved BBPB away - but now I think I am ready to attack this issue again! I really need this device while on the road because I look up a ton of data online! Can't do my job without this and the laptop is to bulky and in the way - plus don't need all of that!

    Also, live in US and cannot find the BB keyboard! I even tried Amazon, but their were a couple of different ones that came up! So wasn't sure which one to get!

    Also - does a stylus work better than the fingertips!

    Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sly
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    What is the make and model of the wireless access point?

    Did you attempt assigning a static IP address to the tablet and connecting to your network?

    For the BlackBerry Convertible Case and Bluetooth Mini-Keyboard have you searched ShopCrackBerry.com?
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    connect your laptop to WI FI on that router.
    open mozilla firefox/internet explorer, (chrome not recommended)
    on address bar type 192.168.1.1 a dialog box will open, type admin in user name and admin as password.
    it will open your router page, then on various tabs(most probably in security) you will find 2 options: reboot(factory reset) and reboot(without factory reset)
    click on reboot(without factory reset)... and page will show your your router is rebooting please wait for 2 min.
    wait for 2 min... and then try to connect it... it will work.
    reason: playbook OS has a tendency of clogging data packets for the first time in some routers, once u do the step it will work falwless everytime.....

    in case you need further support online, ping me at tabish4u@gmail.com.

    press like if the info is helpful.

    thanx and kind regards
    tab
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    Isn't it up to the router to drop data packets?

    I was going to suggest changing the wireless protocol to 802.11g to start with.
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    Default Re: First timer- cannot connect to my wi-fi at home but can connect to other wi-fi spots

    For me a stylus definitely works better than finger tip for tapping to select letters or insertion points for on screen typing. Dont need a fancy one such as required for sketching. See Amazon for cheapies from Hong Kong. If you are going to use a Bluetooth keyboard you may also want a Bluetooth mouse.
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    I had to set my home router to use the 20Mhz bandwidth instead of the default "auto". Works flawlessly since then.
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    When you attempt with the PB does it show your Wi-Fi as an available network?
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    If you have a Win 7 laptop you can download Connectify from web and get a mobile hot spot from your laptop if you continue to have router problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Giver View Post
    When you attempt with the PB does it show your Wi-Fi as an available network?
    I had a problem with a friends router as well and I fixxed it by switching WIFI channel from 6 to 11. Ever since then the network comes up green and healthy
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    Try matching the playbook wifi settings to what your bb curve has set for wifi including any advanced settings.

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