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Old 11-03-2009, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

My first ever post and Blackberry phone, coming over from the dark side (Windows Mobile) after experiencing such a poor O/S base.

I've just picked up a new contract and carrier, here in the UK; Vodafone with the Storm 2.

I'm having issues setting up Wifi on my Blackberry at home. Here's the scenario. Sorry if this goes way too technical, I am an IT techie.

Computer acting as software firewall and default gateway, sharing the internet connection (no DHCP assignment) - 192.168.0.1
Wireless Router acting as a switch connecting home PC's and laptops through wired and wireless connections (no DHCP assignment) - 192.168.1.1
PC's are statically assigned IP addresses - e.g 192.168.0.50

The Blackberry finds the wireless router and connects to it but is saying that no IP address is assigned.No problem, I create the profile and edit it, deselecting the "Automatically assign IP..." and enter my own values:

IP - 192.168.0.51
Sub - 255.255.255.0
Def Gateway - 192.168.0.1
Primary DNS - 192.168.0.1

I save and exit twice, I have even pulled the battery out and restarted.

I can see it tries to connect but under the Wifi Diagnostics it states the Status: IP address no longer valid. Yet when I try the exact same thing on a wireless laptop it works fine.

A few things to note:

I have no SIM card currently present
I have turned off the "Mobile Network" and left "Wi-Fi" on
Wifi black and white logo stays grey
The router is set to WPA2 and I beleive the Security Type is Pre-Shared Key (PSK)
SSID is broadcasted
When I try to use the browser it states Unable to connect...
When I enabled DHCP on the router the Blackberry was assigned a 192.168.1.6 IP but failed to get out to the internet despite changing default gateway and Primary DNS to match above values.

I hope someone is up for a challenege as I have spent the whole of today on this one. No idea why it fails. I hope I'm just thick and missing something simple?!

Oh to add insult to injury, my housemates iPhone connects like a dream using the same settings (hate Apple).

Many thanks to anyone who reads this essay!

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Could you give a little more info on how the network is wired? What is the reasoning behind running a router and Internet Connection Sharing?

It sounds to me like you have two subnets running in the same broadcast domain?
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Well it looks like you put the ip address of the router and not of the domain server of your ip provider
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Have you tried disabling APN parameters under options > advanced > TCP/IP settings? This is used by the phone to solve IP through WAP (which is not what you want to do...) Did you select "Internet Browser" under options > advanced > browser settings?

I had the same problem you describe but I never had to go to static IP (my router has dhcp activated). I don't have a SIM card in the phone either. My Wi-Fi icon is still grey but it still works...

Hope this helps!
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