How To: Connect Blackberry to Wi-Fi (Curve)

[wp_ad_camp_1] Anyone that has tried to connect to the internet with their phone, has probably encountered times where there was simply too little network coverage to make this possible.  Blackberry, have made it possible to connect the Curve to any wi-fi network that is in range, in an attempt to get round this problem. This guide will show you how to do it.

How To Connect Blackberry to Wifi

Select Setup from the menu screen.

Wifi

Select Setup wi-fi.

Once you have selected this option you will be presented with this screen.

Next

Press Next. At which point you will be given three options. By selecting the “Scan for Networks Option“, will provide a list of all available wi-fi networks. Choose the one you want to connect to. If it is a free to connect to it or there is no security, then the phone will connect straight away. It may ask you for a shared key. If so, follow the directions below.

The shared key is a security key in your wireless router. To get it, you must type the router number in the address bar, normally something like 192.168.1.1. If you do not know this number, Google search the make and serial number of your router, and you should find it fairly quickly.

Select Wireless

To obtain the shared key, select Wireless.

WPA key copy

By selecting security, the share key will be revealed. Type this into the field on your Curve.

You will then see this screen.

This screen shows that you have successfully setup a wi-fi connection to your Curve. Well done. It may seem a long process but it took me around ten minutes from start to finish to connect my Curve to my home network.  So don’t be putoff, and have fun.

Extra Help

If you want even more help with using your smartphone then take a look at some of the help books available to buy online. If you don’t want to purchase one of those then simply call up your providers customer service for support and see how they can help.

Still got a problem? You are welcome to post it below and hopefully another visitor can give you a hand.


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