Originally Posted by Mr. Goodbar
I just checked wifi access on three additional unsecured networks and they have all connected within about 15 seconds or so and I was able to use them without a problem. You might want to try a hard reset or seeing if you can connect to other networks to try to narrow down the problem.
I suspect the real problem is two-fold. I am going to write Sony within the next 24 hours to find out if they can confirm or deny my suspicions. My hunch, and I stand my by original assessment that the Reader's WIFI component is feeble, is that,
a. the Reader fails to connect where a separate web based login is required
b. where a certificate must be downloaded to the device after a web based login
If my theory is confirmed to be true, this essentially cripples the device's connectivity at a mind-numbingly vast array of wifi hotspots throughout the world.