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Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-24-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By woodyofid
8900 GPS precision

Anyone know where the spec for the 8900's GPS chip might be found? Most apps will tell you the radius precision, but none that I have seen will give you altitude precision (it strikes me as far less...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-03-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By woodyofid
Whether or not an app work with straight WiFi is...

Whether or not an app work with straight WiFi is up to the app developer. The BB OS provides multiple network APIs. As for RIM developed apps, they will always use the cell network for Internet...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,757
Posted By woodyofid
T-Mo offers an option to patch up weak coverage areas with WiFi/UMA

The UMA feature is (in the US) unique to T-Mobile and specifically designed to assist with weak coverage areas in addition to not costing "whenever" minutes. I use T-Mo's UMA to get coverage at work...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-17-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By woodyofid
At the public spot in question, check to see if...

At the public spot in question, check to see if you have an IP address. If you do, then they are likely blocking the necessary outbound (UDP) ports. If you dont then, their DHCP service is broken...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-16-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By woodyofid
Let's be clear. At home, does WiFi/UMA work as...

Let's be clear. At home, does WiFi/UMA work as you expect?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-16-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By woodyofid
Options -> Status. Do you have an IP address?

Options -> Status. Do you have an IP address?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-16-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By woodyofid
In the Connection Manager you have a check to the...

In the Connection Manager you have a check to the right of "WiFi"? The "Mobile Network" or top line check indicates cell-tower EDGE/GSM service.

In the Connection Manager does the WiFI indicate the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-14-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By woodyofid
It is not so much a matter of supporting UMA as...

It is not so much a matter of supporting UMA as it is not interfering with a user/customer's IP traffic. If UMA does not work on a given WiFi connection there is likely traffic blocking/restriction...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-26-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,355
Posted By woodyofid
What have you done as part of the install? Is...

What have you done as part of the install? Is the error part of the install or when trying to connect?
Forum: Linux Users Corner 08-27-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,091
Posted By woodyofid
Yes pppd was configured to speak pap. The BB...

Yes pppd was configured to speak pap. The BB gets unhappy if you do not give it a username and password (even though it does not use them). I did get a successful full connect one time, if only for...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,965
Posted By woodyofid
griphon: What version of the OS did you upgrade...

griphon: What version of the OS did you upgrade to?
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By woodyofid
If all you want is the BB messenger, why not get...

If all you want is the BB messenger, why not get a cheaper phone and use unlimited SMS ($5/phone)? Ultimately the BB Messenger can only converse with other BB users. SMS is (mostly) universal. The...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,204
Posted By woodyofid
Wirelessly posted UMA requires phone (WiFi) and...

Wirelessly posted

UMA requires phone (WiFi) and providers (UMA server) components.

Tmo's native curve is an 8320 and has the WiFi option. Check "Options" -> "About" to see which model you have....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By woodyofid
Wirelessly posted Another note (separate of...

Wirelessly posted

Another note (separate of access points) is that not all communications are end-to-end encrypted. They are encrypted to your provider's proxy. If you are using an app that...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By woodyofid
Wirelessly posted Not all BB apps use the...

Wirelessly posted

Not all BB apps use the encrypted proxy transport all the time. Fortunately most make you agree to use direct access before the get on the network. Not withstanding, even if your...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,204
Posted By woodyofid
Wirelessly posted UMA vs uma have the same...

Wirelessly posted

UMA vs uma have the same meaning as EDGE vs edge, ecept you are communicating with youe phone company via IP instead of a cell tower. If you have a Tmo, see your reference guide...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By woodyofid
Wirelessly posted Please keep in mind the...

Wirelessly posted

Please keep in mind the security implications of connecting to random networks. A recent visit to the DEFCON hackers convention revealed many interesting details about iphone...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-22-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 52,636
Posted By woodyofid
Wirelessly posted Where does RIM post...

Wirelessly posted

Where does RIM post changelogs? (Edit: saw thread under main forum with this same Q)
Forum: Linux Users Corner 08-20-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,091
Posted By woodyofid
Success! Gave up on T-Mo's BB software

Sorry for the delay but other life activities and responsibilities got in the way...

I was probably close to getting pppd working with Tmo's BB 4.2.2.180 release, but I just did not have the time...
Forum: Linux Users Corner 07-09-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,091
Posted By woodyofid
Some days you can't win.... [root@muspell...

Some days you can't win....

[root@muspell blackberry]# /home/woody/blackberry/ppp/sbin/pppd call bbppp
abort on (BUSY)
abort on (NO CARRIER)
abort on (VOICE)
abort on (NO DIALTONE)
abort on (NO DIAL...
Forum: Linux Users Corner 07-09-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,091
Posted By woodyofid
pppd 2.4.4 modification test

In file lcp.c on line 1597 is the CONFREJ call. I commented it out and sure enough, I get a full LCP and IPCP negotiation. My first pass connect died after 12 seconds and I am debugging that as a...
Forum: Linux Users Corner 07-09-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,091
Posted By woodyofid
Follow up diagnostics (debugging a working Windows connection)

I spent a few hours pulling apart the modem and ppp trace from Windows XP to compare to my pppd debug ouput.

Windows sends the following chat sequence before ppp:

Send: AT<cr>
Send:...
Forum: Linux Users Corner 07-08-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,091
Posted By woodyofid
T-Mobile BB Curve 8320 modem challenges

Ok, I've followed every guide on this site and many others and come to the conclusion that there is something that is either strange about my curve or my pppd.

It should be noted that I did test the...
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