04-23-2011 06:32 PM
I have successfully bridged my BlackBerry Bold 9000 to my new PlayBook.
Every Bridge feature works except my Bridge Browser. The browser will open and shows three bookmarks, Bing, Google, and Yahoo. If I go to any of them or any other website, I get the following error: "Error 403 "You do not have permission to access the requested page."
04-27-2011 01:27 PM
I am with AT&T.
04-27-2011 06:17 PM
I have the exact same problem. Everything in the bridge works, except for the browser. I receive the same Error 403 message.
Tablet OS Version 184.108.40.2060
Storm 2 9550 OS Version 220.127.116.115
Verizon Wireless, BIS, Washington State, USA
Connected to MDaemon BESX
Tried connecting through another Blackberry 9550 with the same OS, and had the same problem. Have done a complete wipe and OS install on the PlayBook, but the problem was not resolved.
04-29-2011 03:08 PM
04-29-2011 10:09 PM
Thanks for sharing your experience. You just saved me a bunch of time. I was planning to wipe my phone in an attempt to resolve the problem, which would have taken me hours to get all my Apps back in, registared, and configured. Too bad it's BES messing things up. I would love for my bridge browser to work, but I'm not willing to give up BES to make it happen.
After your pointer to BES as the problem, I found others with the same issue. It appers that if the PlayBook is connected to BES, even through BIS, then the bridge browser automatically defaults to BES. If your BES admin has disabled web browsing through BES, then you get the error message. There's some talk of it on Crackberry, but no resolution.
It was suggested that the BES admin would need to allow web browsing through BES for the bridge browser to function, or the PlayBook firmware (or maybe the bridge software on the phone) would need to be changed so that it does not default to BES. I manage my own BESX which is part of MDaemon, but I do not see any settings that could allow browsing through BES. Maybe that's a full BES thing and not an option in BESX, or maybe it's just the MDaemon version that lacks the option.