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:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
BlackBerry® PlayBook™

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-TTLS methods supported:

  • MSCHAPv2

EAP-FAST method supported:


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:


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



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