1. afmsaf's Avatar
    I recently purchased a blackberry, but I have yet to sign up for a data plan with my carrier. Because I didn't want to be hit with pay-per-use data charges, I turned Data Services off in the Mobile Network Options. Now, for some reason, when I try to connect to a wifi network I get the following error message:

    Unable to connect
    Reason: failed to obtain an IP address

    If it helps, I have an 8900 Curve unlocked from Rogers that I'm using with Fido.

    10-12-10 12:58 PM
  2. apbthe3's Avatar
    I would check the wireless network settings first. Lots of things won't work without a data plan, but it should still connect. I would start by rebooting the router, then making sure that DHCP is turned on.
    10-12-10 01:21 PM
  3. afmsaf's Avatar
    I used it on the access points around my university campus, so rebooting the router isn't an option here

    I was able to connect if I changed Data Services to On. Is this related?
    10-12-10 03:10 PM
  4. rayjay1234's Avatar
    Something about changing the wifi settings to Hotspot Browser worked for me. I had the same problem before. Wasn't getting a cellular signal in the house but wanted to use Wifi. I was sitting beside the router so I knew the signal was strong :P

    Changed the wifi settings to hotspot browser and voila, internet.
    10-12-10 03:16 PM