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| | BB Torch 9800 on OS 6 cannot browse on Wi-Fi
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I have seen a few old threads (closed) with members facing this problem. I faced this problem myself and spent a lot of time trouble-shooting the phone settings. Seem that it is a case of BB OS 6 incompatibility with some Wi-Fi security protocols/settings on your home Wi-Fi router.
If you have selected WEP(oldest protocol, what I used for a long time) and WPA2(latest), you may face the problem when your BB seem to be connected to Wi-Fi, you can access emails or chat on Wi-Fi BUT not browse.
Go into your Wi-Fi router as admin(I assume you know how: connect PC/notebook with LAN cable to router via IP address 192.168.1.1). Go to Wi-Fi security settings. Select "WPA only". Number of bits encryption seems not be a problem.
Go back to your BB smartphone Wi-Fi network settings. Amend from WEP/WPA2 to WPA and key in your password, and hopefully your BB can now work beautifully on Wi-Fi and saves you $$ on data charges.
Note that this does not help if you try to connect to public places Wi-Fi.