In addition to connecting to your Wi-Fi network in your home or office, you can use your NOOK to connect to public Wi-Fi hot spots in stores, restaurants, hotels, cafes, airports, and many other locations.
Wi-Fi Networks in Barnes & Noble Stores
Your NOOK will automatically detect a Wi-Fi network in a Barnes & Noble store and ask if you want to connect to it. In-store Wi-Fi connections for NOOK devices are free and include exclusive features such as Read In Store and More In Store.
AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots
Your NOOK will also automatically detect any AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot and ask if you want to connect to it. Access to AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots in the U.S. is free for NOOK GlowLight devices.
Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks
Your NOOK will detect unsecured Wi-Fi networks close by. An unsecured Wi-Fi network does not require users to enter a password in order to establish a connection. You can simply select the network and connect to it.
Secured Wi-Fi Networks
Your NOOK will also detect secured Wi-Fi networks. A secured Wi-Fi network requires users to enter a password before they can connect to the network.
There are several different security protocols available for securing networks. Your NOOK recognizes and supports the most popular Wi-Fi security protocols, including:
• WPA/WPA2 PSK
• 802.1x EAP
To connect to a secured Wi-Fi network, select it from a list of networks and enter its password when prompted.
If you do not know the password for the network, ask the network administrator for help.
Proxied Wi-Fi Networks
Proxied Wi-Fi networks typically present a Web page with terms and conditions, a login screen, and possibly a payment screen, before allowing you to connect to the network. You’ll encounter this type of network in many hotels, restaurants, and airports. Your NOOK detects these networks.
When selecting a proxied network as a connection, your NOOK usually opens a dialog box in which you can read and accept terms and conditions, perhaps enter credit card information and login credentials, and connect. However, this behavior may vary from network to network.