02-09-2011 07:02 PM
My problem with a D-Link DIR-815 is that I get a lot of authentication failures before it deigns to connect. Using WPA2 and the same CORRECT key each time...
It seems like it's related to signal strength. After turning down the transmit power on the router down to 12.5%, and connecting from the bathroom or bedroom where signal strength is -50dbm or less, the number of connection attempts required is lower.
Turning Wi-Fi off and on again sometimes helps too.
I live in an apartment where I can see some 30+ wireless networks from my laptop, so there's a lot of activity going on.
Strangely once connected it almost never fails and gets a decent transfer rate at 802.11n.
02-10-2011 10:19 AM
I use a Netgear range max WPN824
04-01-2011 03:27 PM
I recently acquired a Blackberry Torch 9800 on Vodafone but found that when I tried to browse over my home Wi-Fi the connection (Talktalk) kept dropping out. “Unable to connect to server”
The Blackberry Wi-Fi diagnostics showed that it was recognising my router and the VPN but the Blackberry infrastructure section at the bottom showed when I had lost my connection. (I’m not sure what “Blackberry infrastructure” signifies – I assume it must be at the other end rather than at my end)
Router = Netgear 834N
Wi=Fi secured by WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] and MAC addresses of our various gadgets.
(Note that the BT MAC address shown on the Blackberry box was incorrect in its last digit. Find out how to check it here.) http://www.technipages.com/blackberry-bold-find-ma
In the Wireless setting section of the Netgear SmartWizard there are 3 mode options: g&b, up to 130Mbps, up to 270Mbps
I slowed the router down from the original 270Mbps to 130Mbps and suddenly the Blackberry is browsing happily.
Hope this helps. No doubt individual models vary slightly, but it may be that routers are generally too fast for Blackberrys
04-01-2011 03:31 PM
You have to choose 2.4 ghz for the torch as it dont support 5 ghz.
04-01-2011 04:06 PM
You changed it by changing the speed.
Some routers dont name it the same way.
05-26-2011 03:14 PM
Option>Networks and Connections>Wi-Fi Network. It will open a list of "open networks", but SCROLL DOWN to where it says ""saved wi-fi networks". Click on that. You will see a list of net works you have already signed on to. Highlight BUT DO NOT CLICK on the network you want to fix. Hit the MENU button (the one with the little dots next to your scroll pad) and click on "Option". You can enable "prompt me when a saved hotspot iss found nearby" and then back out of that screen (SAVE!). Hope this helps