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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-19-2008
My Device: Not Specified

IP address no longer valid

hi there,


i am unable to connect my 8820 to ANY open wi-fi link. it finds the network and links up with the router but cannot complete the connection. in the wi-fi diagnostics (settings>options>wi-fi connections>wi-fi diagnostics), the 'status' field reads: "IP adress no longer valid".


any suggestions much appreciated,





New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-16-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: IP address no longer valid

Facing the same problem for the past two days. Finally got it to work. Turned out to be a real simple solution:


Settings -> Mobile Network -> Data Services -> On.


Frankly this does not make sesne at all since I did not subscribe to data service from ATT. To make sure this is really wi-fi:


1) I turned off "Mobile Network" and leave only wi-fi on - still working.

2) Turned wi-fi off as well, no longer able to browse.


Before doing this, I tried:


1) Reset Bold.

2) Reset my router.

3) Tried 5 different hotspots.

4) Tried manually provide an IP.

5) Make my router an open network.

6) Restart Bold

7) Update router firmware



Appear none of these is the issue but the "Data Services". Hopefully this solves your problem.


New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-15-2010
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: Globe Telecom

Re: IP address no longer valid

Just wanted to write that this post helped me with my 8520 (Curve).  Same problem, same solution.  Thanks!

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-15-2010
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: IP address no longer valid

This worked on my BB 9700 as well. Its confusing, i'd like to be sure if i'm using the free wifi or the paid mobile provider connection. any thoughts on this?
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-02-2010
My Device: Bold 9600
My Carrier: Movistar

Re: IP address no longer valid

I have had this problem for months with my Blackberry Bold 9600. This solution worked perfectly. I know it is the WiFi and not the telecom operator because I turned off the telephone reception alltogether. That is, I enabled dataservices in mobile network  options, but disabled the box on top with mobile network. I know this is illogical, but it works like a charm. THANK YOU!!!

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-20-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8520
My Carrier: Airtel

Re: IP address no longer valid

Thanks for the solution. Have been struggling with it for over a month.

Posts: 466
Registered: ‎03-04-2009
My Device: 8520
My Carrier: some

Re: IP address no longer valid

Thank you very much. It saved me lot of time.

Got resolved! Press kudo icon!
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-14-2011
My Device: 8820
My Carrier: att

Re: IP address no longer valid

After many hours of confirming active connections via several hot spots and my wireless router, yet receiving IP

address no longer valid, I found your solution to be immediately effective.  I am amazed the solution is so simple.

Many thanks for your posting.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-09-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 8520
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: IP address no longer valid

Thanks a lot Wiggler! Like you say: this doesn't make sense, but it works.

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-15-2011
My Device: 8350i
My Carrier: Sales Agent

Re: IP address no longer valid