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Registered: ‎12-12-2011
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Connection to PC remains after disabling WiFi

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I just found out also if you enable wireless sync via the BlackBerry link, windows creates two network drives when your BlackBerry is on the network even if you have the access to files via WIFI DISABLED on the phone. This in my opinion is a security issues as windows is not safe.

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Re: Connection to PC remains after disabling WiFi


You are correct...if you configure Link to your PC and connect your Z10 to it via USB, then a "punch through" is enabled for your PC of the mapped drives, even if Link is not running. I agree this is a problem, but it is actually a totally different function than the WiFi enable/disable function on the Z10.

The WiFi enable/disable does not map drives to your Z10 onto your PC (that is done by Link). Rather, the WiFi enable configures your BB as a total device on your network, visible via your Network view, but not via your local PC drives view. Further, the WiFi method can be password protected, and you assign those credentials on the device and must use them when you access via your network.

My guess is that they decided that if you configure Link for your device with your PC, that your intent was that the connection be "trusted", and they enabled the "convenience" of making that persistent via your network even when they are not physically connected via USB. An interesting choice, IMHO, but I agree that you should be able to choose if that "convenience" exists or not.


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