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BlackBerry Bold 9700 WiFi Issues

by makram74 / June 27, 2010 9:45 PM PDT

I have a wireless router(EUSSO) at home, and i use a wireless network(internet@makram with WEP security) to access the internet through my laptop.
2 days ago i got a "BB Bold 9700 v5.0.0.593" as a gift from my sister with a normal SIM card(i can only dial and receive calls likewise send and receive SMS messages).
I follow the user guide instuctions and set up a Wi-Fi network(scan for networks, enter WEP key, save profile), then i modify my browser configuration(Hotspot Browser- Browser Identification: Firefox).
My BB detected the wireless network but i couldn't browse the internet.
Please help me, i've been working and googling for 2 days to solve this issue(Error message: unable to connect to the internet, please try again later- If the problem persisits please contact your service provider).

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WEP does that to many.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2010 9:49 PM PDT

It will connect even with one character off. I've watched folk do this for years so move to WPA PSK on the router so when the password is wrong you don't lose time.

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Wi-Fi question
by annie524 / June 29, 2010 5:33 AM PDT

Sorry, I am still very stupid about all of this and am just now on the verge of getting my first smartphone. I am with Verizon and they are suggesting the Droid to me but I have many happy friends with BlackBerrys. Several have the Tour and I understand the Bold is the upgrade to the Tour? I assumed I would have to buy the Data package for $29.99 - if I do that then I don't have to worry about wi-fi right? Do you not have a data package?

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BB bold data package
by makram74 / June 30, 2010 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Wi-Fi question

No i don't have a data package, and if you buy one you don't have to worry about wifi and router problems.

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by annie524 / June 30, 2010 3:58 AM PDT
In reply to: BB bold data package

I am heading into Verizon this afternoon for BB Bold 9650 - I am excited and nervous and will surely have many more questions on this forum!

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protected wifi setup
by Jsucool76 / July 6, 2010 4:57 AM PDT

running late here, but i have a bold 9700 and i'm pretty sure when i set up my wifi it required "protected wifi setup", so i had to go into my router and enter protected wifi setup, and then enter the numbers that were displayed on the phone, into the router menu, then my wifi proceeded to work.

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