- CrackBerry Newbie
- 2 Posts
Torch 9800 WEP Issue?
I picked up a Torch at DEVCON last week, it's not on any network, but I'd like to use it via WIFI for testing. While I was at the conference I was able to connect the device to the open DEVCON2010 network, but now at the office I'm unable to connect it to the 128-bit WEP network I'm using on my macbook pro. I'm able to connect other devices to this network with no issue, it's just the Torch that's giving me issues here.
I've entered the WEP key multiple times, removed the battery to perform a reboot, unregistered and re-registered a different device to ensure I was in fact using the proper WEP key, but no luck. The Torch does see the network, but just doesn't connect to it, it's giving me the dreaded "Failed to associate with the network". I realize this is a less than ideal setup, but if I can't get it set up, I might as well see how many times I can skip the device in a local lake. Any ideas?
- 10-08-2010, 06:02 PM #2
thats a bit odd...i would recommend upgrading from wep to wpa tho...i do know the torch does work with wep since i just used it in vancouver at a friends place but there may be a router compatability issue with the your device and router..happens from time to time (very very rarely tho). Regardless wpa2 is a stronger encryption and the torch seems to like it a lot more so may be better to try that route first.Torch 9810 Bridged with 32GB Playbook
- CrackBerry Newbie
10-28-2010, 07:56 PM #4
- 1 Posts
I'm having the same issue too.
I've tried to connect to the wifi with my Torch at various public places (ie; libraries), university campuses (A friend with his Bold had smooth connection, and I was unable to connect. We were sitting beside each other), as well as friends' places and almost all of them have given me that "Failed to associate with network" error message. The only exceptions were at home, and at one friend's place. He had added my BB's mac address to his network setup, which I believe solved the problem for his network.
HOWEVER, despite being able to browse for about 5 seconds (at home, and at his place), upon closing the browser and re-opening it, I would again get that "Failed to associate" message. I understand that it could be an issue with certain security features (which is more likely with private-home network setups)... But shouldn't I be able to connect in private places?
Also, I've tried going to Set Up Wifi -> Options -> "Reset Settings", but that still doesn't delete my saving networks. Removing the battery hasn't work either.
- CrackBerry User
04-16-2011, 10:24 AM #5
- 31 Posts
Any one know any fixes for this? I am at my parents, and I got the Torch to connect using WPA, but one of my dad's systems is too old to use WPA2 so I am stuck on WEP.
I see the FIOS Verizon WiFi router is assigning an IP to the Torch, but the device can't seem to connect using WEP. Any solutions? I tried rebooting, reconfiguring, I saw someone on the net mentioned a new SIM card? Although I don't see the correlation. Any info appreciated....Blackberry Bold 9000