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Posts: 29
Registered: ‎02-14-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Unable to access my webserver on my local area network lan using a the browser.

Hello,

I'm am new to the BlackBerry platform. I have read all the developer documentation on how to install applications. I want to be able to install my apps wireless (over the air method) using my internal network. I use an apache webserver listening on port 80 with all the proper mime types. Created my web page with JAD, JAR and COD files. I get "Unable to connect to the Internet, please try again later. If the problem persists pleas contact your service provider."

 

I'm using:

 

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon)

OS version 5.0.0.337

Hotspot Browser

 

I'm not sure why but I can access my router.

 

 

Thanks!

Carl

 

BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS version 5.0.0.734
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Posts: 587
Registered: ‎01-19-2010
My Device: BOLD 9700 OS5.0.0.x on Rogers Canada
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Unable to access my webserver on my local area network lan using a the browser.

Are you doing this with a simulator? If so, do you have the Mobile Data Service (MDS) simulator running? Are you trying to connect using a loopback connection device side? (BlackBerries do not have an IP. loopback will fail)

 

Hope that helps,

~Dom

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Contributor
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎02-14-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Unable to access my webserver on my local area network lan using a the browser.

Dom and others,

 

I figured it out. It was quite simple. My windows firewall was turned on. So, now I can easily install my apps without going on the internet. Thanks though.

 

 

Instructions to use over the internet or internal LAN:

For Windows XP

Assuming you have a webserver listening on a computer inside network. with the proper mime types to understand JAD, JAR and COD files.

 

Step 1: make sure your software firewall opens port 80 or whatever your IP address of your WebServer computer is listening to.

Step 2:Hit the Window key + R key then type cmd.exe

Step 3: On the command line type IPConfig then Enter key on the webserver computer

 

You should see something like below:

 

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : xxx.xx.broadband.net.
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

 

Step 3: ping or use a browser from another computer type http://192.168.1.3

Step 4: On BlackBerry select manage connections icon -> select wi-fi (escape)

Step 5: On BB selection options icon -> Advanced Options -> Browser -> select Hotspot Browser (escape / save)

Step 6: On BB select Browser icon -> type http://192.168.1.3 (enter)

 

Step 7: you should see your web page render in the BB!

 

If a webpage has links to JAD and the file is colocated with the page (index.html) it will prompt to install your Java BlackBerry Application.

 

enjoy!

 

-Carl

 

 

BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS version 5.0.0.734