Set Up Wi-Fi Connection - BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone
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Set Up Wi-Fi Connection - BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone

Note If set up on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), Wi-Fi access may be restricted. Contact the local IT / BES Administrator for assistance.

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu button.
    Menu button
  2. Select Manage Connections.
    Applications screen with Manage Connections highlighted
  3. Select Set Up Wi-Fi Network.
    Manage Connections screen with Set up Wi-Fi Network highlighted
  4. If presented, select Next.
    Welcome screen

Scan For Networks
Manually Add Network
Push Button Set Up

 

 

Scan For Networks

  1. Select Scan For Networks.
    Note If prompted, select Turn Wi-Fi on
    Set Up Wi-Fi Connection screen with Scan for Networks
  2. Select the desired Wi-Fi network.
    Note If prompted This wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Set Up. To connect using a PIN click Next, refer to Wi-Fi Protected Set Up using a PIN for further assistance.
    Available Wi-Fi Networks screen
  3. Ensure that all available Wi-Fi Security settings (e.g. security type, pre-shared key, user name, password, etc.) are configured correctly then select Connect.
    Note Depending upon the type of security set up on the Wi-Fi access point / router, the options presented may vary. Contact the local IT / Network Administrator for assistance.
    Wi-Fi Security screen with Connect

 

 

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Manually Add Network

Note To obtain the Wi-Fi settings needed to complete the following steps, contact the local IT / Network Administrator.

  1. Select Manually Add Network.
    Set Up Wi-Fi Connection screen with Manually Add Network
  2. Enter the appropriate Network Name (SSID) then select Add.
    Manually Add Wi-Fi Network screen with Network Name SSID
  3. Select the appropriate option from the Security Type field.
    • No Security
    • WEP
    • Pre-Shared Key (PSK)
      Note Generally used with WPA / WPA2.
    • PEAP
    • LEAP
    • EAP-TLS
    • EAP-FAST
    • EAP-TTLS
    Wi-Fi Security screen with Security Type
  4. Ensure that all available Wi-Fi Security settings (e.g. pre-shared key, user name, password, etc.) are configured correctly then select Connect.
    Note Depending upon the Security Type selected, the options presented may vary.
    Note If prompted, select Turn Wi-Fi on
    Wi-Fi Security screen with Connect
  5. Ensure that the desired name is entered into the Profile Name field then select Next.
    Connection Successful screen
  6. Select Finish.
    Finish

 

 

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Push Button Set Up

Note If connecting to a Wi-Fi access point / router that supports Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Push Button Configuration (PBC), the Push Button Set Up option can be utilized to simplify the connection process.

Note To complete the following steps, access to the Wi-Fi access point / router administration screen is required. Contact the local IT / Network Administrator for assistance before proceeding with this set up option.

  1. Select Push Button Set Up.
    Set Up Wi-Fi Connection screen with Push Button Setup
  2. Select Next.
    Wi-Fi protected setup with Next
  3. Ensure that Wi-Fi Protected Set Up has been initiated on the Wi-Fi access point / router then select Done.
    Wi-Fi protected setup with Done
  4. Select Save Profiles.
    Save Profiles screen
  5. Ensure that the desired name is entered into the Profile Name field then select Next.
    Connection Successful screen
  6. Select Finish.
    Finish

 

 

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Wi-Fi Protected Set Up using a PIN

Note To complete the following steps, access to the Wi-Fi access point / router administration screen is required. Contact the local IT / Network Administrator for assistance before proceeding.

  1. Select Next.
    Wi-Fi Protected Setup prompt
  2. Enter the 8-digit PIN (represented by the x's in the image below) into the Wi-Fi access point / router administration screen.
    Note The 8-digit PIN is randomly generated by the BlackBerry device.
    Wi-Fi Profile Provisioning screen with generated PIN
  3. Select Save Profiles.
    Save Profiles screen
  4. Ensure that the desired name is entered into the Profile Name field then select Next.
    Connection Successful screen
  5. Select Finish.
    Finish

 

 

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Last Modified: November 19, 2009
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