1. FF22's Avatar
    I got a 9930/Bold and thought that I could potentially use my 9650/Bold as a kind of knock-around device.

    But I cannot get the wifi on it to work?

    It shows my Wifi (Zero) but has the MINUS (-) in the right column and not the CHECK or whatever it use to show. I cannot use the wifi for BerryWeather or for browsing? BWeather appears to have a wifi setting. Maybe the browser does not work that way.

    Possibly complicating things, I did get a new router after the deactivation and maybe the older 9650 does not recognize the 2/5 frequencies or the N mode or ????

    Any help appreciated

    edited to add:

    I just used the router to ping (not that I really know what that might mean):

    PING ( 32 data bytes

    40 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=217.4 ms

    40 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=215.6 ms

    40 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=226.2 ms

    40 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=35.5 ms

    40 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=49.4 ms

    --- ping statistics ---

    5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss

    round-trip min/avg/max = 35.5/148.8/226.2 ms

    Also, the 9650 is set (no choice) to 802.11b/g

    Also tried the Bolt Browser the "uZard" browser and neither finds the internet.

    Here's an image of the manage connections screen:
    Last edited by F2; 04-04-12 at 07:28 PM.
    04-04-12 07:12 PM
  2. ridesno159's Avatar
    I won't be much help, but I do know the 9650 only supports B and G, not N.
    04-04-12 07:35 PM
  3. kingknight's Avatar
    Configure the router. Try b only. Restart your router.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9700 using Tapatalk
    04-04-12 07:54 PM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    Configure the router. Try b only. Restart your router.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9700 using Tapatalk
    Ah, easier said then done. Linksys e3200. I was just looking around its various pages and settings and did not see where I could change this, although I know it should be fairly obvious!

    edited to add:

    Ah, one of those LITTLE DOTS (select MANUAL). I will see about changing it.
    Last edited by F2; 04-04-12 at 08:05 PM.
    04-04-12 08:01 PM
  5. T
    I think you have to have a BlackBerry data plan on the phone before the native browser will work.
    04-04-12 08:02 PM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    Do you know if the 9650 is limited to

    2.4 or 5 Ghz bands? And whether the Channel makes a difference?


    Tonis (sorry about your tilda), I believe you are correct but Bolt and that other browser may work. I recall Bolt working ages ago when the rim network was down for a day or so.
    04-04-12 08:08 PM
  7. T
    I think Opera Mini might be one that works without BIS.
    04-04-12 08:14 PM
  8. jamesp614's Avatar
    You need to have the WiFi Service Books if you are not using a data plan. See HoFo for details and downloads of service books. I know you can have this working with both OS 5 and OS 6. If you use OS 5, you can set the HotSpot browser to be your default. Opera Mini and Opera Mini Next also work great.
    04-05-12 10:10 AM
  9. kvndoom's Avatar
    Mine could browse wifi before I got it activated. It couldn't do app store though.
    04-06-12 02:34 PM
  10. Mystic205's Avatar

    I think you have to have a BlackBerry data plan on the phone before the native browser will work.
    04-17-12 07:04 AM
  11. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    +1 when I got my 9650 I still had my (deactiviated) Storm2, and the native browser worked fine over wifi.
    04-17-12 08:05 AM
  12. Muttypint's Avatar
    i never had a problem with my 9650, i changed over to the 8530 and i'm still able to use the wifi.

    Maybe you should try to use a different router.

    or you might just need to install the WiFi Service Books, here is how.

    1- Install blackberry desktop software 6.
    2- download Browser_via_TCP_all_network_beta_V1.1 in attachment in this post.
    3- Go to Options > Advanced Options > Service Book in your phone and hold ALT and press S B E B
    4- you will see the message Legacy SB Restore Enable.
    5- open blackberry desktop software 6 after you install it and connect your phone with your PC .
    7- In blackberry desktop software 6 Go to Device > Restore and select the folder you downloaded after you Unzip it .
    8- wait until processing complete and click close !.
    9- make sure to do those steps very well and you will not face any problem
    Last edited by Muttypint; 04-17-12 at 08:55 PM.
    04-17-12 08:19 PM