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Old 11-14-2008, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two Netgear Wi-Fi routers in my house in order to get coverage everywehre (actually one in the garage/office and one in the house). Both are on the most up to date version of firmware etc.. and I have no probs connecting to either of them from laptops or my wife's iphone.

However, my blackberry only connects fully with one of them. With the other - it says on the home screen its connected, but I only get the greyed out Wi-Fi logo - which I believe means it doesn't have full blackberry connectivity and blackberry data isn't going via wi-fi?

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this might be happening? any suggestions on any config changes I should experiment with on the problematic wi-fi router?

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Reset the router
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greyed out wifi = no connection
greyed out wifi + wifi name = connection to wifi, but not to blackberry services
lit up wifi = golden

go to Manage Connections > Wi-Fi Options > highlight the SSID of the network you're having an issue with, menu button, edit > check "Allow inter-access point handover" and see if that helps
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I got a similar problem.
I do connect to WIFI Belkin router but, when I run the internet browser -while running the 3G- I get disconnected from the WIFI. I then try to reconnect the WIFI, I get a canít not acquire the IP address message.
A dumb question: is the Pre-Shared Key (PSK) the same as the router password? Sorry for sounding so basic.
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Me too, cept I had to give my wifi equipment different SSID's and Channels. - It was more of a channel issue for me really.
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greyed out wifi = no connection
greyed out wifi + wifi name = connection to wifi, but not to blackberry services
lit up wifi = golden

go to Manage Connections > Wi-Fi Options > highlight the SSID of the network you're having an issue with, menu button, edit > check "Allow inter-access point handover" and see if that helps
Thanks - I've tried that and it doesn't make any difference. I'm getting the second one above (ie greyed out wifi + wifi name).
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Reset the router
Tried that several times too - doesn't help.
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