1. varunsain's Avatar
    PlayBook WiFi connection to home network is so effortless. If you're on Windows 7 it just shows up under your router in Network and Sharing.

    Just thought I'd bring this old topic up over the regular stutter and lag OS threads..
    07-27-12 12:43 AM
  2. G-bone's Avatar
    Have to try it...
    07-27-12 01:42 AM
  3. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    lol in my case it never works at the first try(always have to restart the pc), but when its working, its wonderful

    Sent from a beautiful but old BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0
    07-27-12 01:46 AM
  4. Gatmyer's Avatar
    This is how I transfer all my files. Works great!
    07-27-12 04:27 PM
  5. ute's Avatar
    How do I do this ?

    I need a step by step if possible

    I looked in network and sharing center ..but then what ?

    07-27-12 07:23 PM
  6. varunsain's Avatar
    Easiest method:

    First, settings on PlayBook:

    1. Enable WiFi on PlayBook and connect to the router (same as desktop or laptop).
    2. Goto settings on PlayBook - Storage & Sharing
    3. Network Identification
    3a. Tablet Name - Your choice
    3b. Workgroup - Same as Desktop or Laptop (My computer, Properties - Check Workgroup name)
    3c. Username leave default, Hit Back
    4. Wi-Fi Sharing - ON
    5. Password Protect - Your choice

    On Win7 - Connect Desktop/Laptop to Router (wired or wireless)
    1. Goto My computer! haha so easy
    2. On left - select Network
    3. On Right - Select PlayBook (Tablet name set earlier will appear)
    4. Double Click PlayBook icon and Enter 'Media'
    5. Congratulations - You're done!!

    Advanced method:
    Use DOS haha
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    07-28-12 01:06 AM
  7. NewfieDude's Avatar
    I did this today with my working playbook. It was so simple.

    Checked IP that playbook was using by logging into router (I could've checked from the pb too)
    Then I turned on wifi / file sharing.
    I'm using winxp, I just ran "\\\" with no quotes (obviously that was my ip)
    Entered \media.
    07-28-12 01:15 AM
  8. jamieriddles's Avatar
    You can also sideload apps wirelessly if you're connected via this method! Haven't confirmed on DDPB but it works perfectly using Blackberry Graphical Aid + the SDK suite.

    EDIT: Works with DDPB as well! Just enable Dev mode as usual and put in the IP and password.

    Another quick tip:
    You can map the Playbook so it shows up as a network drive with it's own drive name and such. Makes it slightly easier to access.

    In My computer just click "Map Network Drive" near the top, and put in the PBs IP address and the drive letter you want.
    Last edited by jamieriddles; 07-28-12 at 09:24 AM.
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    07-28-12 09:20 AM
  9. ute's Avatar
    wow ..easy peasee

    thanks ..so much better than hooking up usb all the time !!
    07-28-12 07:47 PM
  10. ute's Avatar
    ohhh snap ..now gone

    had it there did some file changing on PB ..all good closed out

    went back to do some more PB not there any more ( under network)...any ideas ?

    07-28-12 09:17 PM
  11. FF22's Avatar
    Unless you create a Static address either on the pb or in your router, the ip address can change. So you can change your link/ip address in the steps above.
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    07-28-12 09:56 PM
  12. cletis's Avatar
    The only reason I have not enabled Wifi sharing is because I'm too lazy to enter a password to use the PB. The network admin side of my personality is not happy with the user side...
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    07-29-12 11:00 AM
  13. castleruins's Avatar
    You can use the last four digits in your PIN instead of your IP
    Right click My Computer / Map Network Drive
    Choose drive letter / Folder type in

    *your last four digits*
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    07-29-12 02:24 PM
  14. ute's Avatar
    do you mean the last 4 digits of your serial number ?
    07-29-12 03:40 PM
  15. FF22's Avatar
    You can use the last four digits in your PIN instead of your IP
    Right click My Computer / Map Network Drive
    Choose drive letter / Folder type in

    *your last four digits*
    Very interesting.
    07-29-12 04:00 PM
  16. castleruins's Avatar
    do you mean the last 4 digits of your serial number ?
    No. The last four digits of your PIN
    07-29-12 05:12 PM
  17. ute's Avatar
    so bear with me ..I am a newb to PB ...what is my PIN and where do I find said PIN

    07-29-12 10:12 PM
  18. ute's Avatar
    got it ..c&p

    It has been known for a while that the PB has a PIN and has been discussed quite a bit. You can find it on your PB as well by going to options > about > hardware.
    07-29-12 10:21 PM
  19. ute's Avatar
    BINGO ..baby ..we have a mapped drive of the PB

    Thanks guys
    07-29-12 10:25 PM
  20. varunsain's Avatar
    Guys this is why the PB rocks! and so does BlackBerry! Something as simple as WiFi file sharing can be enabled in one go.. or made super complicated but doubly efficient by say Mapping the PB as a network drive.

    1 feature but comes with Basic & Advanced! Because users come in all shapes and sizes.. Not just varying by Age but also professionally and technically.. RIM caters to ALL>
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    07-29-12 11:37 PM