BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2008, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: Bold
PIN: N/A
Carrier: rogers
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Blackberry + jmirc "Bad DNS Address"

Please Login to Remove!

Hi all,

My wife and I just picked up a set of Blackberry bolds (we are newbies), and I just dloaded jmirc and tried to connect, but I receive the following error:

cannot connect...exception: Bad DNS Address

I'm not sure how to fix this - does anyone have any experience with this? I am with rogers, in canada, for the APN I entered blackberry.net with username and password left blank.

Thanks
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: Bold
PIN: N/A
Carrier: rogers
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I figured it out, the APN settings were wrong. I wish irc could be minimized so it could run in the background :(
Offline  
Old 12-15-2008, 11:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: rogers
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i'm guessing you put internet.com instead of blackberry.net? I'm using Jmirc but lately I keep on getting disconnected and right now I can;t seem to connect. the exact message is this

***Disconnected from server

I tried re-installing it but it seems to be like that. I don't know what the problem is
Offline  
Old 01-04-2009, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Model: 950
Carrier: robbers
Posts: 909
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi guys. I've been using JMIRC for 4 years on Blackberries...

There are issues with JMIRC that the author has not fixed (as the codebase is no longer maintained by anyone). The problem lies in the fact J2ME apps on blackberries behave differently and most J2ME developers are in europe and do not have/own/use the blackberry platform nor the simulators..

Regardless, there are two main problems with JMIRC:

a) If you get disconnected frequently, most often this is due to BES. If you are on BES expect frequent disconnections unless your channel is very busy.

b) If you are on BIS, you should have little to no problems with stability, however your mileage may vary based on the carrier. Not all carriers have flawless tcp/ip on Blackberries. Thus, on BIS it is likely that you should be just fine..

c) If you are on a carrier that does not have proper TCP/IP support, you will see "tunnel failed" "error connecting". You would be advised to go the HTTP proxy route but this requires you to set up or find a known HTTP proxy.. (good luck!)

If you get "tunnel failed" some resolutions seem to indicate you need APN settings (options -> advanced -> APN) which are carrier specific: search these forums and look for your carriers APN settings which give you tcp/ip access. Note, most carriers have multiple APN's, one for intranet (private IP) and one for internet (public IP) amongst others. Calling your carriers support department and speaking to level 2 or level 3 tech support may also resolve your problems of "tunnel failed".

If you need to test tcp/ip, try MIDPSSH which is another J2ME application written and tested compatible with Blackberries.

Good luck. Hopefully in the near future someone will write a native IRC app for Blackberries, as there seems to be quite the demand for it, but no one has stepped up to the plate..

Last edited by headtailgrep : 01-04-2009 at 01:06 PM.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.