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Old 04-29-2009, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody> I just registered here n im looking for some help. I just got a new bb 8320 n i got it because of the wi fi feature among other things. The problem is im trying to connect to my home network n i cant. I have a linksys router . Can somebody help me pleaseee?????? THanksss!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a BlackBerry data plan?
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Data plan? No. At the store they told me to get inetrnet service for $30 n will have internet all the time. But anyways will have internet free where wi fi service is available. They said nothing about data. Im new to all this so if u can help mr i will appreciate it a lot.
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You need to ensure that you have a BlackBerry data plan in order for your device to function properly.
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You don't need a data plan to connect to your wifi router. Go to the icon that says Manage Connections, select Set Up WiFi Network. Go through the steps to see if your phone can find your network. You might have to try it several times. The first time I got my phone I wasn't able to connect to my home's router for 2 days (no idea why but it finally worked and has been working great ever since).
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Ok. Thanks a lot . Im gonna keep trying to connect more times to see if it finally works. If doesnt, maybe call to the store and ask them about it. But the truth is they never mention anything about other plans or something. Thankss.!!!!
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Check to see if you have wifi associated service books. Options>Advanced>Service Books.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Which Linksys model, software...?
Can you connect to wireless anywhere else?

I have a wrk54g v.1.1 that I can only connect to if all the security is OFF.
Although it says it is connected with security on, it does not work.
Others have said they have had probs with this model, also.
I connect on a Linksys-N, Datalink, and various unknown ones with no problems.
FWIW.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Data plan? No. At the store they told me to get inetrnet service for $30 n will have internet all the time.
This is, or should be your data plan. Personal BIS plan usually runs about $30. Without it, you won't be able to browse the web with the BB browser, or set up email, or many other things.
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So, bottom line...one can NOT connect to internet via wi-fi if one does not have some kind of BB data plan, correct? Can some one elaborate or confirm cause there's conflicting stories from above. (BTW I got Bold 9000)

I personally don't have data plan (used to, but too expensive now) and when i go to....

wi-fi connections>new>scan for networks>find my home connection>connect>put pre-shered key>connection succesful>finish...

...and I still dont have internet connection (wi-fi icon is gray, but supposedly ON)
So what do I do? any suggestions?


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So, bottom line...one can NOT connect to internet via wi-fi if one does not have some kind of BB data plan, correct? Can some one elaborate or confirm cause there's conflicting stories from above. (BTW I got Bold 9000)

I personally don't have data plan (used to, but too expensive now) and when i go to....

wi-fi connections>new>scan for networks>find my home connection>connect>put pre-shered key>connection succesful>finish...

...and I still dont have internet connection (wi-fi icon is gray, but supposedly ON)
So what do I do? any suggestions?


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Some people have been able to use unsupported workarounds to get Internet access on WiFi-equipped BlackBerry devices without a BlackBerry data plan but this is not the correct or recommended way to access data services on the BlackBerry.
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I don't have a data plan at the moment and I am able to use wifi with my device (8320). So you should be able as well even though you don't have a data plan.

Once you have finished connecting, does anything show up on your homescreen? Usually when you are connected to a wifi network you should see "[name of mobile service] - <name of wifi connection>."
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Yea, on top middle portion of my home screen there's my home's routers connection, BUT wi-fi icon is still gray...and there's where that problem is. So how do I make wi-fi icon highlight? any suggestions?

Plus I jus changed channel on my router, but still no solution.


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...on my Wi-Fi connection page theres following things there...

Active Wi-Fi Connection: (my home router's name)
Wi-Fi Selection Mode: Automatic
Saved Wi-Fi Profiles
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(my home router's name) -(((I)))
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If the router name is showing up that means you are connected. Are you having issues using the browser?

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Yea its showing up, it's connected and ready to go...BUT still i can NOT browse thru internet via wi-fi.
Sux, i jus dont know what the problem is.

Thx for your help Trimix anyways.


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Try an alternate browser like Opera Mini or Bolt. I find those browsers to be less troublesome when connecting to a wifi network.
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Is the browser configuration set to internet/blackberry broswer, or hotspot broswer.
the icon will be grey because you don't connect to BIS through wi-fi cause you dont have a BB data plan.

open the broswer. it probs tells you something like 2cant browse etctec"
clickok (if its there) and click menu-go to. type an address and it should go to it.
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Finally got it to work somehow, thx guys!!
Now I hope I don't get charged for using wi-fi, since I don't have data plan.


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How were you able to resolve it -- change browser? You shouldn't be charged for wifi use.
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