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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎02-09-2010
My Device: Blackberry 9000
My Carrier: None

Blackberry 900 - Version 4.6.0 wifi connection problem with Linksys WRTS54G2 V1.5

Greetings,

                 After recently buying a Blackberry 9000 (v4.6.0.303) for programming purposes (no data plan at all), I had to buy myself a wireless router to be able to access internet on my Blackberry. For that I chose the Linksys WRTS54G2 V1.5 (S/N: CSV21J7C2161) which I thought would work as a charm. It is to note that the router was plugged into another router (A D-Link DI-604), therefore DHCP was disabled on it, and it was in Router mode, not Gateway mode.

 

I tried for several hours to connect with the Blackberry to the Linksys router, It would always indicate success but then in the browser (configured with Hotspot browser - the only option available for me anyways), I would always get the message: "unable to find the requested server". I tried different security settings, but to no avail, at a last resort I returned my Linksys router and replaced it with a wireless D-Link router, (DIR-601) and after configuration it has worked like a charm.

 

p.s: As expected the wifi icon is always grayed out, because i do not use any BIS Data Plan.

 

Therefore, beware there seems to be an incompatibility between Linksys and Blackberry....

 

Best regards


-- Carl Eric Codère
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Posts: 21,521
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Blackberry 900 - Version 4.6.0 wifi connection problem with Linksys WRTS54G2 V1.5

Sometimes Linksys routers work great.  Sometimes they don't.  I had to install DD-WRT on my LInksys router to make it work well with UMA.

 

The one DLink I installed for someone worked the best for an "out of the box" router. 


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New Developer
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎02-09-2010
My Device: Blackberry 9000
My Carrier: None

Re: Blackberry 900 - Version 4.6.0 wifi connection problem with Linksys WRTS54G2 V1.5

Greetings,

               Hopefully, someone at Blackberry or at Cisco will communicate with the other party since I consider it a very serious issue. I just wanted to post the problem in the forum so that other people can find the solution (I did search on google for quite a while to find the issue)...And thank you for posting the DD-WRT solution, good idea for those who cannot ask for a product exchange!

 

Best regards,

 

-- Carl Eric Codère