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dannyfm
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Registered: ‎01-27-2013
My Device: 8520 Curve V 5
My Carrier: Vodophone

Internet Access

I am new to Blackberry and, not suprisingly having a few problems particularly with the internet access as it is dreadfully slow. Is there anything |I can do to speed it up please?

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Re: Internet Access

At the top right of your home screen what is your signal indicator EDGE, edge, GSM, gsm, GPRS, gprs?




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Re: Internet Access

EDGE

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Re: Internet Access


dannyfm wrote:

EDGE


that (EDGE) is the fastest wireless connection for the 8520.

 

You can speed it up being connected to WiFi.




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dannyfm
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Re: Internet Access

Thanks for  that. I am paying £5 to use Blackberry Internet Access via Vodophone so I will not be doing that again next month. I have a landline WiFi in my home but it will not let me connect.

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Re: Internet Access

Ok, without the 5/month BlackBerry plan you will not get the email services on the BlackBerry and you will lose EDGE services for data, when not connected to WiFi.




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Re: Internet Access

Many thanks. How would you suggest as link to WiFi as I have Blacbeery internet until 25 February.

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Re: Internet Access

Find a WiFi router and connect... open Hotspots will not require a password.

 




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Re: Internet Access

Sorry to be a pain but the squence I go through is:

 

Scan for networks - it comes up with my Wi-Fi supplier with the correct wireless name

Comes up with "This wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup. To connect using the Pin (which Blacberry will supply, click Next

Go to screen headed Wi-Fi Profles Provisioning and freezes only showing half  a screen.

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Re: Internet Access

Is the PIN security the method you wish to use?

 

or would you rather use the WEP-shared key password method... if you know the password to your WiFi router?




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