Wi-Fi authentication protocols that are supported on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Article ID: KB27857

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 03-21-2012

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • Tablets
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BlackBerry® PlayBook™
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The BlackBerry PlayBook supports the following authentication methods for access to private, public and corporate Wi-Fi® networks.

Supported Wi-Fi Protocols:

  • 802.11a (5 GHz, 54 Mbps)
  • 802.11b (2.4 GHz, 11 Mbps)
  • 802.11g (2.4 GHz, 54 Mbps)
  • 802.11n (2.4/5 GHz, 54 to 600 Mbps)

Note: Mbps rating is based on theoretical maximum under perfect conditions, real world results will vary.


PEAP methods supported:

  • EAP–MSCHAPv2
  • EAP–GTC

EAP-TTLS methods supported:

  • EAP–MSCHAPv2
  • MSCHAPv2

EAP-FAST method supported:

  • EAP–MSCHAPv2
  • EAP–GTC

The following Cryptographic protocols are supported:

  • WEP
  • WPA Personal and Enterprise
  • WPA2 Personal and Enterprise

 

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Additional details on these supported features are available from the following documents:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/deliverables/26992/BlackBerry_PlayBook-Security_Technical_Overview--1315426-0407044208-001-1.0-US.pdf


Further details on recommended Wi-Fi network considerations for BlackBerry PlayBook is provided in the following document:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27019/BlackBerry_PlayBook_Tablet-User_Guide--1526983-0418113733-001-1.0-US.pdf

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