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Is there a way to restrict data connection to use Wifi only without switching off the mobile network?

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Options --> Networks and Connections --> Mobile Network --> Data Services: Off
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Wi-fi is a data service. Turning data services OFF will also stop wi-fi.

No, the only sure fire way is to turn the mobiel network off.
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Wi-fi is a data service. Turning data services OFF will also stop wi-fi.

No, the only sure fire way is to turn the mobiel network off.
Well, I admit I haven't tried it, but if that's the case its a BUG. Yes, Wi-fi is a data service, but the option is under "Mobile Network" and Wi-Fi has NOTHING to do with the "Mobile Network", its a separate network (and a separate option to pick INSTEAD of "Mobile Network" under "Networks and Connections.")
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Try it. I believe MidnightDraven is correct.
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Yep, he's correct, I tried it. Sorry I gave the wrong answer, but I still say this is a BUG, it should work - going down the "Mobile Network" tree should not affect the separate WiFi tree.
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And its always been that way.
Just because its located under Mobile network, doesn't mean it shouldn't affect other things.
Its the most logical place for Data Services, as most of the time you really want to make sure its not doing data on the mobile network.
I imagine its a service book thing that controls that wi-fi is also a data service and should be stopped when data services are turned off.
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Yeah, I don't know about calling it a bug. Maybe poor organization. But I'll bet there's a reasonable explanation for the way it is. And as 'Draven says, that's the way it's always been.
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(She).
And its always been that way.
Just because its located under Mobile network, doesn't mean it shouldn't affect other things.
Its the most logical place for Data Services, as most of the time you really want to make sure its not doing data on the mobile network.
I imagine its a service book thing that controls that wi-fi is also a data service and should be stopped when data services are turned off.
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Yeah, I don't know about calling it a bug. Maybe poor organization. But I'll bet there's a reasonable explanation for the way it is. And as 'Draven says, that's the way it's always been.
Its just an opinion, of course, but I'd still class it as a bug. As the OP has pointed out, there are most definitely valid reasons to want mobile/cellular data turned off, while still leaving WiFi data connected. On the other hand, I'd really love to hear the "reasonable explanation" for the way it is. If you don't want data flowing over WiFi - turn off WiFi - simple! I can think of no circumstances where you'd want WiFi connected, but prevent data from flowing over it - can you?
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I think it is not a bug, perhaps need more option under data connection ??
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I'd also like to know how to basically, when I'm home, use my internet (via WIFI) from my wireless router and then when I leave home, it reverts to normal GPRS.

I have a 8520 ?!?

PS: I've only had the phone 1 day! ;)

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To force it you will have to turn mobile network off, then remember to turn it on again. But you will lose voice while mobile network is disabled.

For what it's worth, those with UMA capable device and network, you can set it to wifi preferred in options, and it will use wifi when available (and enabled) and the data rate is sufficient. And you will have voice on UMA. The device will fall back to mobile if wifi is out of range or the data rate is too low.

According to http://m.blackberry.com/us/en/curve-...fications.html the 8520 is UMA capable. Will depend on your carrier whether it is supported.
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