1. qwkslvr's Avatar
    Good Day !

    with the newer Belkin router 802.11n, will 8820 wifi work with it?
    thanks!
    It's fun and educational reading all your posts!
    02-29-08 09:10 AM
  2. sunkast's Avatar
    Not sure. Do you have one to test it out with to let us know?
    02-29-08 09:13 AM
  3. qwkslvr's Avatar
    actually a friend had asked me if it would work, since he just changed his home router to the 802.11n that his new laptop required. I was hoping somebody here had set one up already.
    02-29-08 09:26 AM
  4. lruiz006's Avatar
    I once talked to T-mo about using wifi n UMA, etc. when I had problems. One of the 1st questions they asked was is I was using a 802.11n router. They said that my blackberry is only compatible to wireless b/g routers. I guess the bandwidth is too much for BB? But I'm using a type g so I was fine either way n didn't pay mind to it. But give it a shot either way
    03-01-08 01:04 AM
  5. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    The 8820 does not support 11N, only 11G, so you'll need a dual mode router or a G.

    Patrick
    03-01-08 07:38 PM
  6. tuxtech's Avatar
    I think it should work IF your n router is using the 2.4 gig spectrum and not the 5.2gig spectrum of some of the draft 802.11n gear. Every old g or b device that ive had detects the N network in my office.

    That being said if you are using a N router that is using 5.2 than your out of luck. (remember the "A" routers that used 5.2?). If your router does use the 2.4 spectrum (and the blackberry does or it wouldnt support b/g) turn on your SSID on the router and see if the BB detects your router. (you may have to turn off MAC address filtering if you have that enabled). If it detects it then you can configure some of your advanced settings from there (security etc...).

    I dont see why it wouldnt be backwards compatable if the BB and the router is on the same frequency

    (i just learned with some research that the bb 8820 is b/g/a. With other people having the same problem. Can figure out why N would be unsupported then. good luck i hope you find a solution)
    Last edited by tuxtech; 03-02-08 at 12:55 PM.
    03-02-08 12:46 PM
  7. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    11N is NOT supported. Protocals are MORE than just what frequency (channel) you are on, that's why.

    If you don't have G, it won't work with an 8820. =)

    More proof? Look at your box, it will clearly tell you it supports G not N.
    03-02-08 05:59 PM
  8. qwkslvr's Avatar
    Thanks you very much for the info!
    03-04-08 02:43 PM
  9. sily12's Avatar
    Not exactly the same situation... But I AM able to connect to an Apple Time Capsule which is 802.11N with an 8320. I know that I can also use the same wireless on my laptop (which is G). I realize its not the exact issue being discussed on this thread, but it is a WiFi BB on an N router nonetheless.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-14-08 01:39 AM
  10. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    uhmm.. i was reading along and uhm Nowadays N Routers are BACKWARDS compatible (working with an N Router, A WII that accordingly works with b/g routers only)

    So like i said its backwards compatible.
    BUT!! the fun thing is your phone probably won't work. I previously had a T-Mobile dash which would kick off when i trieed to connect to my Belkin N Router.. and now a Blackberry Curve 8320 which... Turns off & back on again after i try to connect.

    Switching it to G or B only will not work either. So N Routers WILL work with B/G but they are just not friendly with phones...
    04-25-08 11:11 PM
  11. cfior481's Avatar
    I tried connecting my 8320 to linksys wrt110 (wireless N) and all it does is reboot my phone over and over. It (UMA) worked great with my old "g" router

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-08 07:23 PM
  12. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    The latest Beta (4.5.0.37) Supports N Routers Mine finally works.. I found something recently and version 4.2.2.184 and up SHOULD support N Routers.. downfall with the latest BETA is the UMA won't work on it.
    05-30-08 09:35 PM
  13. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    11N is NOT supported. Protocals are MORE than just what frequency (channel) you are on, that's why.

    If you don't have G, it won't work with an 8820. =)

    More proof? Look at your box, it will clearly tell you it supports G not N.
    You're right but MOST N Routers are always BACKWARDS compatible with B/G... so that is still weird than
    05-30-08 09:36 PM
  14. crtfs1's Avatar
    I don't think it has to do with backward compatibilty. Here is a support article I found on Belkin:

    Doc ID : KB14677
    Last Modified : 2008-01-09
    Document Type : Support

    Environment

    * BlackBerry smartphone
    * SDR149479


    Problem

    Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones cannot connect to Belkin N Wireless Routers (Model: F5D8233-4) and Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Routers (Model: F5D8232-4). The Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphone shuts down and restarts repeatedly when attempting to connect to the Belkin wireless router.


    Resolution

    Note: The resolution to this issue may not be available from all wireless service providers.
    To resolve this issue, upgrade to BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2.338 or later. For instructions, see KB03621.

    I have to make an assumption that if 4.2.2.338 has the fix, that 4.5 will also.
    07-13-08 07:30 AM
  15. dt8830's Avatar
    how do I set up the wifi on my 8830
    07-13-08 07:44 AM
  16. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    how do I set up the wifi on my 8830
    Uhmm i don't think the 8830 HAS Wi-Fi..
    07-18-08 11:32 AM
  17. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    I don't think it has to do with backward compatibilty. Here is a support article I found on Belkin:

    Doc ID : KB14677
    Last Modified : 2008-01-09
    Document Type : Support

    Environment

    * BlackBerry smartphone
    * SDR149479


    Problem

    Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones cannot connect to Belkin N Wireless Routers (Model: F5D8233-4) and Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Routers (Model: F5D8232-4). The Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphone shuts down and restarts repeatedly when attempting to connect to the Belkin wireless router.


    Resolution

    Note: The resolution to this issue may not be available from all wireless service providers.
    To resolve this issue, upgrade to BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2.338 or later. For instructions, see KB03621.

    I have to make an assumption that if 4.2.2.338 has the fix, that 4.5 will also.
    Yeah i have seen that that is why i am saying just upgrade the OS It will work like a charm!
    07-18-08 11:33 AM
  18. geo_geo_1976's Avatar
    Something get me crazy about 108.22n My 8820 don't stop to transfert some data on wifi.... according to logs on BES, it ping every 30 seconds....

    But my router B/G is out so .... no clues ....
    09-07-08 10:29 PM
  19. nayrz's Avatar
    (sorry for posting in such an old thread)
    Well, I got the 4.5 Update and it still doesnt work.
    Should I try and dig around for the 4.2.2.338 update?

    (id really rather not)
    Is there another solution?


    *edit*
    well after toying with it a bit it seems a bit more reliable then previous...but still only works 25% of time :/

    *EDIT*
    Well I had two stupid mistakes which was what was stopping me from using the wifi.

    I forgot to change the router to broadcast in G, then It was WPA secured so i hate to change it WEP, then it was all good
    Last edited by nayrz; 11-16-08 at 01:47 PM.
    11-15-08 11:41 PM
  20. Butler's Avatar
    The latest Beta (4.5.0.37) Supports N Routers Mine finally works.. I found something recently and version 4.2.2.184 and up SHOULD support N Routers.. downfall with the latest BETA is the UMA won't work on it.
    Sorry to rehash this but I am "experimenting" with my 8320 while I wait for 8900 to come out on the 11th. I just installed OS V4.5.0.81 and I am still getting error W010. Now I am using N on 5Ghz band. Also my SSID is Invisible.

    I was hoping this would work since 8900 is coming out next week. If I can not get this to work with out switching to G or 2.4Ghz than I may try to do with out. Unfortunately I live in a neighborhood where there are MANY wireless networks. All of these are on G or A using 2.4Ghz and I fear there could be some interference problems.

    I have read several posts where users are getting their berries to work on N routers but none are clear on the setting the have to use. If anyone can shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.

    Oh, I am using a DGL-4500 router.
    02-07-09 07:49 PM
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