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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

bold 9900 has terrible Wi-Fi functionaily!!!!

Have owned six BlackBerry devices over the last several years, the last three of which have supported Wi-Fi connections fairly well. To my surprize my new Bold 9900 has absolutely dreadful Wi-Fi support. Some penny-pinching development manager seems to have spec'd the cheapest chipset or antenae possible. That, or the network handshaking is not well optimised? It can often see a Wi-Fi net but fails to connect to the Internet.

 

Very disappointing in a 7th generation device!

Elite I
Posts: 6,657
Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: bold 9900 has terrible Wi-Fi functionaily!!!!

What OS version is your device running? You can get this info by going to Options > Device > About Device Versions - it's the number listed after the v (e.g. 7.1.0.267).

We have a Bold 9900 in our house and it doesn't have any issues with WiFi connectivity. But that said, I know that others have had some issues that have been resolved by either an OS upgrade or OS reload.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: bold 9900 has terrible Wi-Fi functionaily!!!!

I have already updated to the latest OS. It works perfectly if I am within 20 ft of a router. Beyond that its hit and miss but generally terrible. I suspect its just cheap component selection. If so, stupid decision on the part of the Product/Program Manager in terms of customer satisfaction. There are 70 threads on this forum re: 9900 and Wi-Fi and they all say essentially the same thing. VERY disappointing.
Elite I
Posts: 6,657
Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: bold 9900 has terrible Wi-Fi functionaily!!!!

I don't know... our Bold works fine with the router a floor down. But hopefully someone from RIM will see your thread and can pass your feedback along.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: bold 9900 has terrible Wi-Fi functionaily!!!!

I can only compare the Wi-Fi functionality of the Bold 9900 to my Wi-Fi experience with several other BB models I have owned including Curve, Torch, Pearl and older Bold models. This is by far the worst performer of the bunch.
Guru I
Posts: 19,007
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: bold 9900 has terrible Wi-Fi functionaily!!!!

maybe a defective unit, then.
the 9900 is the high end device of the BlackBerry7 generation. I seriously doubt it can have an antenna planned to be worse than a Curve's.



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