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Krosfyah 05-04-2008 11:39 PM

Wifi UMA on a browser secured network
Is there a way to connect to a wifi network and get UMA working when that network requires you to enter a username/password via a browser first? I seem to run accross this all the time ...including my "guest" wifi network at work. I live near a university and they also have a guest wifi network that requires browser based authentication.

I've searched the forums and can't find a similar question. Maybe I don't know the right keywords to search.

I can make a successful connection to the access point and get an IP address. But the UMA part fails with an "ISP error".

John Clark 05-04-2008 11:45 PM

Yes. After it connects successfully, use the "Hotspot Login" button. There's even a bookmark in the Browser for "WiFi Hotspot Login."

Krosfyah 05-05-2008 05:42 PM

Well, I can now connect to our AP successfully and everything is fine except the UMA part. Are you sure UMA will work with this type of Access Point?

I found a link that said "Web Redirection" is not compatible with UMA. Can anybody confirm if UMA will work against an access point that requres authentication via a web browser?

I can authenticate using the method in the above post but only UMA doesn't work. :-(

John Clark 05-05-2008 05:45 PM

Yes, it does work on networks that require you to "accept" Terms of Service, even login with a password, etc. However, keep in mind that not all networks support UMA. There are lots of port settings, etc. that can block UMA functionality. TMobile/RIM don't claim that it works on every network.

Krosfyah 05-05-2008 07:56 PM

well, crapola. I just walked over to a "web redirected" hotspot by the house and was able to get on with UMA just fine with your technique.

So the one place in the whole world I want it, at work, I can't get it. They just setup a guest wifi which works great for unsecured browsing ...but no UMA. :cry:

Thanks for your help.

John Clark 05-05-2008 09:03 PM

Certain ports need to be opened for UMA. You might talk to the IT department and see if it's something they can do. Ports 500 and 4500, if I remember correctly, as well as IPSec need to be enabled. Look in Main Page - BlackBerryFAQ under the wifi section for what is required. Take it to your IT department and see what they can do for you.

BryanS 08-26-2008 07:59 PM

getting closer
I've gotten the browser login screen on my 8320 where it will let me login to my college's wifi and I can successfully enter the info and authenticate. I am not able to get UMA service and when I run the wifi diagnostic I get a green check in the "UMA Wi-Fi Available" box but I get the red x in the "Connection" box. I'm getting an error code of W006.1 and a status of "ISP or T-Mobile Network error".

Would this have to do with the ports for UMA being blocked on the network or is there something that I can do to get this stuff working?

shlomibiz 10-01-2008 05:08 PM

I have the same problem, I get error W006.1 and sometimes it's W006.2, I have updtaed te 911 address in my profile, opened the ports 500 and 4500, but I am not sure how to enable IPSEC, please help

lacroixn 10-05-2008 07:40 PM

I had the same problem as you guys, 8120 but cannot get uma at work. I have tried everything. Most likely due to port settings that IT may not want to reset for the few individuals with wifi phones.

Solution, I created my own access point on the job. I purchased a portable dlink(pocket router) wireless router $40.00. I now can make free calls all day at work and free calls all day at home. On vacation I carry the router with me to create my wireless access point.That $40.00 dollars is well worth it. My job phone does not allow long distance calls, my 8120 can call all over the US free of charge.

GMikeW 10-25-2008 09:44 AM

Login page doesn't work
This thread has helped me greatly, but I'm not there yet. I can get to my job's login site where I have to check a box saying I'm 18. On a laptop, that would enable an "enter" button which would allow access when clicked. For some reason, this doesn't happen. The button never goes from faint to bold. I have tried everything I can think of. Any suggestions?

rachamphetamine 10-25-2008 11:12 AM

You may need to enable javascript if you don't already have it enabled.

GMikeW 10-25-2008 03:13 PM

Where is that?

stufried 10-29-2008 10:11 AM

Have any of you looked at Devicescape which is free wifi client that stores the settings for many networks and you can add your own personal info online?

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