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Old 12-11-2005, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having a heck of a time trying to get Verichat working and now have discovered same issue with BBCorrector. Receiving 'Bad DNS Address' error in Verichat and 'Could Not find Service Book entry for PPP' error in BBCorrector. I am noticing that my firewall setting is set to enabled. I am guessing that maybe my problems may stem from this setting. Is there a way to disable this? When I try to change it will not let me. 'Enabled' is the only choice for the firewall. I am currently using Rogers as my providor.

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Old 12-12-2005, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (7290: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry7290/4.0.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

You should be able to disable it , try highlighting it and hitting the D key.

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Wirelessly posted (7290: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry7290/4.0.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

You should be able to disable it , try highlighting it and hitting the D key.

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D does not work. It seems as if it is not editable.
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To disable the firewall go to options, firewall, then hit "d" (for disable), or click the scroll wheel and select "change option" then select disable, then click the scroll wheel, then click save.
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if there an advantage to operating the firewall? Is it relly necessary on this device?
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if there an advantage to operating the firewall? Is it relly necessary on this device?
My problem is it does not give me any other choices. It will not let me change it. I use Rogers AT&T. Do Rogers not permit users to disable the firewall on Blackberry devices? I do not use BES either if that makes a difference.
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My firewall is not active. I am on Rogers without a BES.
I've seen the option, but I have ignored it so far. Mainly because I don't know if it is necessary. I could be wrong though, so if anyone ahs thoughts on that, it would be great.
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My firewall is not active. I am on Rogers without a BES.
I've seen the option, but I have ignored it so far. Mainly because I don't know if it is necessary. I could be wrong though, so if anyone ahs thoughts on that, it would be great.
I phoned Rogers to see if they had any explanation. I was told the following. I have the new 8700r. Rogers told me the firewall setting is set to 'enabled' by default and cannot be changed on the 8700. You can modify settings within Firewall but the overall Firewall setting is always set to enabled.
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The default on the 7290 is definitely "disabled".
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My 7290 has the firewall forced enabled also. I called TMO and got to RIM who said all firwalls were this way. Their logic was if one BB was comprimised then theoretically the entire BB network could be at risk.

Having said that, try resetting the firewall then all the apps should ask for permission again. If the problem is the firewall you will see the app trying to get out.
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