What can I do over WiFi
So I got the 8530 through Verizon and hooked it up to my WiFi network. Can all data go through Wifi? I notice BBM is still going through the phone network while downloading apps seems to be going through Wifi. Is there a list of what can and what can not be done via wifi?
- 11-26-09, 11:04 AM #6
All data should go through the wifi network when connected to it. To test this, turn off you cellular antenna (menu > manage connections) and keep the wifi on. You should still have access to all data apps except those that exclude wifi (i.e. BeeJive can work on BIS only).
You have to remember that this is a smart phone and not a pc. Wifi speed is limited to the processors ability to resolve the data.
- 11-26-09, 01:52 PM #7
- 11-26-09, 08:17 PM #9
I was told that any services that go through RIM and not your service provider will work over wifi when you have your network turned off. Also, that your network will always take priority over wifi when you have them both turned on. I'm not sure if you can change the priorities on that or not, without turning off your network and just using wifi.
I am currently in Canada (I'm on TMo so I'm roaming) and have my network turned off most of the time, relying strictly on wifi unless I go out of the apt. BBM, internet, SocialScope, email... all work over just wifi, with no problems. I turn the network back on to check for texts and voicemails or to make calls.
Some apps won't connect with just wifi, for example the Google app, but you can still use the native BB browser to do a Google search.
Hope that helps a little.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-27-09, 08:52 AM #10
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ive come to realize isnt so great. i'm finding out that 3g or REV0 (whatever you want to call it) is faster for me. The only thing good for wifi is when i want to stream music from 1 pc to my phone, i have a webserver running and access that from the device, but i can do that without wifi from anywhere, where as wifi limits me to be close to the router. actually, i have no use for wifi , sorry