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sanjapatil
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-23-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

Hi,

I recently upgraded my bold 9700 to OS 6. I want to use WiFi as default browser. In OS 5 there was option to set the default browser. Is it possible to set Wifi as default browser in OS6? Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance,

Sanjay

JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

Sorry, there is no setting for this in OS6, as the browser will detect and use the hotspot for data for the browser if a WiFi connection is available.




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rodman2211
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-06-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

So there truly isn't a way around this?

I can't believe it'll even tell me i have no more data available when im actually hooked up to a wifi network so it's trying by default to eat data when i want it to go wi fi!

 

 

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rogercanuck
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

Are you saying that I don't need to do anything, by 9700 will use available WIFI by default? I turn off DATA on my mobile network, have a WIFI connection, but when I select the browser it says, "Unable to connect to the Internet, please try again later".

What's up with that?

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BillJ
Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

@rogercanuck, leave your network connection on when you browse via WiFi.  Your phone will only use the WiFi connection by default, but the network connection usually has to be active in order to use WiFi for most applications.  Don't ask me to explain......just go with it.  :smileyhappy:


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matrixebiz
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-08-2011
My Device: curve 9300

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

I have the same problem as you guys :smileysad: it will not use my wifi at work giving the same two errors that you guys are getting when turning off mobile or leaving it on and I have a curve 9300 OS6 :smileysad: Any ideas?

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rogercanuck
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

Tough one. Did you go back and read the previous posts? That keeping the Network Connection "on" was key for me.

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done84
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-13-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

I have the same problem. WIFI does not work on the default browser when for exemple my data plan expires, but everything else does: the email, the facebook app, BBM etc... =(

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matrixebiz
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-08-2011
My Device: curve 9300

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

Got it to work now :smileyhappy:

 

After talking to my provider and we still couldn't get it to work he recommened connecting to an Open network as that would fix some of the service books that needed to be downloaded as he had no way of forcing them. So I went to the McDonalds and was able to connect to their open wifi connection just fine, then I went back home and tried to connect back to my secure wifi and it is working now.

 

Hope this helps

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done84
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-13-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: How to set default browser to WiFi on Bold 9700 OS 6?

I got it to work too. but in a diferent way.

Before if i use any of my bookmarks that are already set by default by my carrier (in this case its Vodafone) I would get the error, and even if i manually typed google.com for exemple in the browser it would no work, but then i went to the browser options and set google.com as my homepage, hit the homepage button and like magic it worked... dont ask me why but it just did. hope it helps.