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Is a SIM card needed on a BB in a BES server enviroment ? or can i use WI-FI?

Hello,

I am currently looking into implementing a test BES enviroment for a security project coming up in my next semester of school.

 

I recently downloaded the BES software and looking into purchasing some BB's to make this work , but am slammed by a question.

 

DO i need to have SIM cards on these test BB's OR can i just implemt a private wi-fi network that NATS out to the internet through my schools network ?

 

Any advise would be awesome.

 

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Posts: 32,190
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

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Re: Is a SIM card needed on a BB in a BES server enviroment ? or can i use WI-FI?

They can work on WIFi only and SIM  less, Its not a common environment though.

 

 

Here is most of the documentation you need will to install and administer the BB 5.0 server:

 

 

 

Server 5.0 Intsallation Support:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/software/serverinstall.jsp

 

 

Server 5.0 Upgarde guide:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/deliverables/7315/index.jsp?name=BlackBerry%20Enterprise%20Serve...=

 

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Resource Kit Docs and Files

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D736BB10D83A904AEFC1D6CE93DC54B8

 

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/subcategories/?userType=2&category=BlackBerry%20Enterprise%20Ser...

 

Server 5.0 Admin Tutorial:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/deliverables/7466/flash_start.html

 

All Server guides:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/?userType=2

 

 




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Registered: ‎05-25-2012
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Re: Is a SIM card needed on a BB in a BES server enviroment ? or can i use WI-FI?

Hey Bud,

thanks  alot for the reply ,and for the extra documentation .

 

Cheers

 

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Posts: 32,190
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Is a SIM card needed on a BB in a BES server enviroment ? or can i use WI-FI?

Your welcome

 




Click here to Backup the data on your BlackBerry Device! It's important, and FREE!


Click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved. To give thanks, click thumbs up
Click to search the Knowledge Base at BTSC and click to Read The Fabulous Manuals

BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.


SIM Free BlackBerry Unlocking FAQ
Follow me on Twitter @knottyrope


Want to thank me? Buy my KnottyRope App here


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