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Old 03-15-2009, 05:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have setup my wifi and entered in my Encryption key and setup wifi on mt Blackberry curve 8900 however i cannot tell if the WIFI is working or not whenever i surf the browser the arrow is always white ..... Somone had told me that changes colour when you are connected using WIFI ? is this true?

I have gone into advanced options and set the browser to Hotspot as i read this on another thread .... am i doing something wrong or what else should i be doing?

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Old 03-15-2009, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On your homescreen you will notice the WiFi symbol is bright white, not gray.
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Goto option>status you will see the ip address.
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I have looked at the sign however its grey in colour and i do get an IP address in status whenever i browse the top right hand corner has GPRS in bold White and the arrow going back and forth is White in colour ?

It seems like the browsing is being done over the service provider network.

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The arrow is right.. But it should say WiFi and not EDGE or GPRS..

Try a reboot (alt + right shift + del) or battery pull.
GPRS isn't even data capable Afaik

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ok guys ... heres the low down

I have now checked the following

My wifi profile is showing full signal however it has a circle with a white horizontal line in it.

WIFI selection mode is on Automatic

Default browser is set to Hotspot Browser

On Manage Connections I have a Green tick on Mobile network however a horizontal white line next to WIFI and Bluetooth.

I have done the master reset and then tried browsing again however it still shows GPRS in White with a arrow for send and receive beside it.

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You are still not connected to WiFi. Try making the selection to you WiFi manually.
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still the same

once selected manually im getting the same the green beacon comes up showing that it has a WIFI signal however still a white horizontal line beside it.

done the ping on a self selection and that comes back successful and then the horizontal line turned into a green tick now it says wifi while surfing the browser


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Have you tried using it on other wifi hotspots?
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still the same

once selected manually im getting the same the green beacon comes up showing that it has a WIFI signal however still a white horizontal line beside it.

done the ping on a self selection and that comes back successful and then the horizontal line turned into a green tick now it says wifi while surfing the browser


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Sounds like that fixed it.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Same problem

I am having a similar problem with WiFi.

I have an IP address showing when I check the status but still have a grey wifi logo.

I Tried pinging from my computer and got 100% loss.

I can tell that the traffic is going over my cellular network rather than my wifi because I can hear the signal when the BB is placed near my computer speakers. (that's always fun)

What info can I give to try and get som help with this?

Thanks,

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Sorry to ask what I'm sure is a dumb question, but I've been having identical problems: How do I do a "ping on a self selection"?
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Sorry to ask what I'm sure is a dumb question, but I've been having identical problems: How do I do a "ping on a self selection"?
Connect to the Wifi network first

Options > Wi-Fi Connections > select the connected network > Hit the menu key > Wi-Fi tools > Ping > Ping Type > Self

You can type in your computer's IP here.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The white dash means you are NOT connected. IF you go to diagnostic on that network (and go to advance), then you will likely see that there is a red cross connected to the blackberry infrastructure. I personally don't know much about what that means, but when I change my router WPA from AES to TKIP, it started to work. Maybe you can give that a try as well.
BTW, the white dash means you are connected to the router, so all then pings/DNS lookup will still work.
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