First I bought a new router, a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54.
Then I installed dd-wrt
on it and did a bunch of bandwidth tests
Those two steps are optional. Only do those if you're a hopeless geek with too much time on your hands. It's cheaper (in money and time) to get the T-Mobile router, use your existing router (which is probably fine given this poll
) or simply do your testing at Starbucks.
Then I wiped the blackberry (Options -> Security -> General -> Menu -> Wipe, make sure you have a backup first). I did not immediately connect to my PC to activate my BES connection.
Then I noticed that wifi was working perfectly. And UMA too. Whoa.
Then I hooked to my PC and activated with BES. An hour later I had all my data back and e-mail was working. But wifi and UMA were hosed again.
Then I noticed that my APN was not configured. Went to Options -> Advanced -> TCP and put in "wap.voicestream.com". Pulled the battery. UMA started working.
Then I noticed that wifi wasn't working perfectly. Once I learned how to configure my browser and force it to go over wifi instead of routing my web traffic through my company's BES server
, things got much better, and as of last night I am a very happy camper.
...but this whole troubleshooting path only works for my specific symptoms, which I've listed elsewhere
. What problems are you having?