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Old 06-04-2010, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Blackberry Bold will connect with my wi-fi using uma technology in the house but I also use wi-fi in my office which is separate from the house. The internet connection from the main router in the house is supplied via a Belkin "internet through the mains" which is then connected to a Netgear wireless access point in my office. The signal strength is excellent in the office and I can use the internet successfully. My mobile signal on mobile networks is poor because of the insulation in the office walls so I was hoping that uma would be the solution! My phone will connect using uma but I keep getting "call failed" messages or at best some reception that rapidly breaks down. It has worked once (when I turned the laptop off).
Is it an IP address conflict or a question of signal strength (wireless light on access point flashes regularly rather than remains steady green) and if so, will a better antenna solve the issue?
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You need UMA not uma to make calls. You can change over to "mobile preferred" and make calls over the normal network.
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