How to Connect a Nook to a Private Wi-Fi Network


Loosely defined, a private Wi-Fi network is any network that restricts access through wireless encryption. This could be your home network or a semi-private business network that restricts access to only its customers, such as Barnes & Noble's in-store Wi-Fi. Your Nook HD or Nook Simple Touch GlowLight automatically connects to Barnes & Noble's Wi-Fi when it's in range, just as it connects to any Wi-Fi network you save on the device.

Connect With a Nook Simple Touch GlowLight

  • Tap the "Nook" button on your Nook GlowLight to bring up the Quick Nav Bar, select "Settings" and then choose "Wireless."

  • Tap the "Wireless" button to toggle wireless to the On position and display a list of available networks. Some older Nook models use a check box for enabling and disabling wireless. If you don't see your private network, turn wireless off and then back on to reset the adapter and automatically search for new networks.

  • Tap the private network to view details, such as security protocol and signal strength. Tap the "Password" field and enter the appropriate password using your on-screen keyboard and then tap "Connect." You only need to enter the correct password once for the Nook to save it and automatically connect to the network the next time your Nook is in range.

Connect With a Nook HD or HD+

  • Tap the Settings icon in the Status Bar of your Nook HD or Nook HD+ and then select "Wireless & Bluetooth."

  • Tap the "Wi-Fi" button to toggle wireless on. You may also need to tap the "Airplane Mode" toggle button if that mode is currently enabled to display a list of networks. You can refresh the list by toggling Wi-Fi off and back on again.

  • Tap a network, enter the required security password and then select "Connect." Your Nook saves the password, so it automatically connects to the network the next time it is in range.

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