1. osofast's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,

    I recently bought a used 8900.

    The wifi is terribly weak. I have to be standing RIGHT next to the router for it to even recognize my router.

    Anyone have any idea what the problem might be?

    I have a router with DDWRT installed, all other devices work perfectly on it.

    Let me know if you need any other info.

    Regards,
    GS
    05-11-09 06:49 PM
  2. Username00089's Avatar
    I seriously get the feeling that if the phone isn't defective then the router is defective.
    05-11-09 06:52 PM
  3. claykin's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,

    I recently bought a used 8900.

    The wifi is terribly weak. I have to be standing RIGHT next to the router for it to even recognize my router.

    Anyone have any idea what the problem might be?

    I have a router with DDWRT installed, all other devices work perfectly on it.

    Let me know if you need any other info.

    Regards,
    GS
    Wifi in the 8900 isn't terrible sensitive. It should be usable though. Check the phone on another wifi router.
    05-11-09 06:55 PM
  4. osofast's Avatar
    I will check on another router. I will report back I really hope its not a defective antenna or something.
    05-11-09 07:18 PM
  5. osofast's Avatar
    I tried 3 different coffee shops and 2 university campuses and still nothing.

    I don't have a data plan, so wifi is somewhat important to me.

    Any suggestions?

    A few more details.

    I have a Linksys WRT54G L with the DDWRT firmware installed.
    My BB has the latest OS (I think) 4.6.1.199
    I don't have a data Plan on my Blackberry

    I tried everything! But maybe I am overlooking some option. Please help!!
    05-11-09 08:07 PM
  6. talk-to-frank's Avatar
    I tried 3 different coffee shops and 2 university campuses and still nothing.

    I don't have a data plan, so wifi is somewhat important to me.

    Any suggestions?

    A few more details.

    I have a Linksys WRT54G L with the DDWRT firmware installed.
    My BB has the latest OS (I think) 4.6.1.199
    I don't have a data Plan on my Blackberry

    I tried everything! But maybe I am overlooking some option. Please help!!
    without delving too deep into the realms of routers etc, it may be simply that yuor hardware is defective (in my opinion the BB if all other devices are working correctly) unless you have some strange set up within the router configuration?

    Why not try resending service books, as there are WIFI SB's you need - though Im not sure you can do this without a data plan.

    Also downgrading/upgrading might be worth a try, but to make sure your efforts can be benchmarked use an OFFICIAL OS as opposed to a leaked one... just in case...

    another solution may be that your router (although based on your tests I dont think so) needs a little kick..? try resetting it or at least rebooting it...

    hope this helps...

    T2F
    05-11-09 08:21 PM
  7. osofast's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I am going to try upgrading/downgrading.

    The guy I bought it from said it works fine, I just called him again, and he said he had no problems with it...I did wipe all the information on the BB first thing I got it. Does that have anything to do with the Wifi??

    GS
    05-11-09 08:30 PM
  8. osofast's Avatar
    Tried updating the BB. Still doesnt work.

    Current Firmware: 4.6.1.206

    Has anyone ever heard of a WIfi antenna breaking?

    Everything else with this phone works perfectly! I dont understand!!
    05-11-09 09:43 PM
  9. osofast's Avatar
    Does unlocking the unit have anything to do with Wifi??
    05-11-09 10:30 PM
  10. exelant's Avatar
    Unlocking has no effect on your device. There are a couple guides to help you set up your router. I have the same router and have a good signal throughout my house so you should be able to get a good connection.

    Here's a link to router setup:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f100/uma-setup-how-206217/

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-11-09 10:57 PM
  11. exelant's Avatar
    And here's a link to the wifi setup guide. Also, TMo's blackberry department has a router department if you need more help - call and ask for it by name - router department. Good luck!
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/comp...ifi-how-47229/

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-11-09 11:00 PM
  12. osofast's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply exelant. But it seems like the problem is even more deeply rooted then that.

    When I scan for networks, NOTHING shows up unless I am literally on top of the router. Even when I am on top of the router, I only get 3 bars.

    I tried connecting at a number of other locations as well with no luck.

    Unfortunately, I am from Canada, and I am using the Fido network, so the T-Mobile tip doesn't work.

    Anyways, I appreciate your help, if you have any other ideas please let me know! I am pulling my hairs out trying to figure this out!
    05-11-09 11:09 PM
  13. raverx3m's Avatar
    i had a problem with 8320 where it lost wifi for about 2-3 weeks. it would not get any signal just like you described it.
    i reset all settings and did a battery pull.
    it fixed the problem.

    if not call bb support


    but before that doublecheck all settings
    05-11-09 11:21 PM
  14. osofast's Avatar
    Ok, Ill have to give that a go.

    Is there anyways to reset the setting without deleting all the contacts and other data?

    GS
    05-11-09 11:23 PM
  15. osofast's Avatar
    Tried wiping all the info on the BB and then taking out the battery...Still nothing

    Any other ideas?
    05-11-09 11:52 PM
  16. trev42088's Avatar
    hmmm, who sold it to u?

    get your money back? i really dont kno guy.
    05-12-09 12:22 AM
  17. osofast's Avatar
    Yea, I bought it from craigslist. Called the guy, going to get my money back tomorrow.

    Its just too bad that I have to start looking for a new one after getting all excited with the one I have right now!
    05-12-09 12:30 AM
  18. raverx3m's Avatar
    theres a test screen that you can try.

    go to options status and type test
    it will take u to that screen where you can check all the hardware..

    i started a topic with that recently

    there are few more tests you can do also

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/phon...screen-224720/
    05-12-09 02:36 PM
  19. walgarin's Avatar
    I have FIOS and had the same issue till I upgrade to .206 also if ur linksys is A or B u might want to upgrade it to G or N
    05-12-09 02:47 PM
  20. I_Am_Seg's Avatar
    need more info
    05-12-09 03:45 PM
  21. walgarin's Avatar
    about what?
    05-12-09 05:04 PM
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