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Old 04-11-2008, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know i have seen this on the forums somewhere before, but what is the difference between grayed out WiFi Icon and when its fully enabled. I'm on rogers so no UMA
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I might not understand your question, but if wifi is greyed out, it means you aren't on wifi, you are just on your standard service through your provider.
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hmm no wifi icon is grayed out and still work (the wifi)
i've seen it go dark black as well, just wondering on the difference?
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If it's greyed out, you are not connected. If it's normal color (black) then you are connected. Also, next to your carrier name, it will display "- WiFi Network Name ". I hope this answers your question.
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Not so. Do you have the name of the wifi network on the screen? If so, the device is connected to the wifi, even if greyed out. The bolded wifi means you have a connection to the wifi and a Blackberry data connection through the wifi as well. Bold wifi vs. greyed wifi is the same as the difference between EDGE and edge.
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Mine is not connected at the moment and it is greyed out. So basically your saying there is no icon change during connection but rather when edge/EDGE or UMA is established?

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The logo doesn't change color when just connected to your router/internet. It's connected when it shows the name of the wifi network. Bold means a data connection is established over the wifi. UMA means you have voip.
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yea that just means wifi is on if the icon is there, makes sense now. if its connected it displays a name.

so i noticed i had a bold wifi today and cant get it back? what does it depend on?
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It depends on if it can establish a data connection to RIM over the wifi connection
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I'll have to test it out once I leave work. I don't have WiFi access here.
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thanks John i resent my service books and it goes bold now, still doesn't seem like its using wifi for my data but doesn't really matter.
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never mind my email goes through wifi now. Interesting
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Yeah, if it's bold then data should be going through wifi and phone/sms will go over EDGE.
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Hmm... mine went normal (or bold) when connected but didn't change when it went UMA. In other words, it did go normal (or bold) after it made connection but no icon change after UMA connection.
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