1. one800derrick's Avatar
    I recently purchased my BlackBerry Curve 8900 and seem to be having connectivity issues at home with WiFi. My phone clearly says it's connected (wifi box is black & white, green checkbox with solid antenna), but my internet speed is very slow.

    I am able to connected to a wifi network at my office, and the phone runs smoothly and quickly.

    Before purchasing my Curve, I used an iPhone and it worked perfectly on my home system, and my laptop runs with great speed. I've spoken to T-Mobile's service department, as well as Comcast regarding my internet speeds. Everything seems clear on their end. I even had the Curve and SIM card replaced, thinking it might be part of the problem. Still nothing.

    My wifi network consists of an Apple Time Machine powering my MacBook, printer, and Curve 8900. The only one with a problem is my phone. Speed tests through an app from BlackBerry App World shows download speeds of 20-30 kbs, while I can reach nearly 200 at the office.

    Any suggestions? I'm at a loss.
    06-18-09 05:43 PM
  2. lazerus's Avatar
    Sounds like yer iPhone is haunting U.

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    06-18-09 06:28 PM
  3. one800derrick's Avatar
    Thanks, that was helpful.
    06-18-09 06:42 PM
  4. exelant's Avatar
    Here is a link to a pretty helpful WiFi guide. I'm not sure what the problem might be, but you might benefit from going through a couple guides available here at CB. I would suspect the router, however - and your speeds are way way too slow.


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    06-18-09 07:34 PM
  5. exelant's Avatar
    Some people have had luck following the directions in this guide as well.

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    06-18-09 08:05 PM
  6. gonuts31's Avatar
    I would suspect the router, however - and your speeds are way way too slow.

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    I upgraded the firmware on my router (NETGEAR) and experienced significant speed increase. Not sure why; but log into your router and see if you have an upgrade available.

    Do a speed test before and after, if the upgrade is available, and post results.
    06-18-09 08:17 PM
  7. one800derrick's Avatar
    While I've always suspected it was the Apple Time Capsule router I'm using, after reading the first guide (linked above), I'm seeing that the BlackBerry doesn't seem to work with 802.11n - that's the radio mode.

    While it says 802.11n (802.11b/g compatible), I'm not believing the compatibility.

    Looks like I might be out of luck, and this BlackBerry gets returned to T-Mobile unless there's a better solution.
    06-18-09 08:30 PM
  8. aristile's Avatar
    Just get a better router. I recommend Linksys.
    06-18-09 08:44 PM
  9. papachango1313's Avatar
    Linksys - i agree
    06-19-09 11:42 AM