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Old 07-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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hey,

I had the following problem this week:

I was in england with my blackberry bold (t-mobile germany) and tried to connect to several wi-fi networks.
I got this error:
"failed to obtain an IP-adress"
at home in germany I use several wi-fi networks, and it's always working fine...

has somebody experienced something like that? or don't you guys have problems with wi-fi abroad?

I want to go to England again in september, so any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Katharina

Have you tried resending your service books before you go on your trip? Sometimes i've seen improper programming or service books update can hose some features, including wifi. Also the access points you connect to, are you sure you have the right access credentials or keys/passphrases to connect to them? If they are open, are you using the hotspot login to make sure you don't have to enter any credentials in the browser before surfing?

The only other thing , which i dunno if anyone in the forums can confirm is , that it could be a possability , but not sure if T-Mo Germany uses UMA, but you may want to disable that (UMA is the service which allows you to swap between cell network and wifi to make calls)

hopes this helps
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hmm, I don't know UMA.
where can I change the settings for that?
and how do I use a hotspot-login?
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UMA isnt available on the bold, not matter what country your are from.
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If you have the can find the WIFI network and have the network key then you should be ok.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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t-mobile woman just told me I have to change my browser settings to "hotspot" and then it should work. will give that a try when i'm in London in 8 weeks, really hope it works!
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