I am new with bb and need help setting wifi on my unlocked T-mobile BB-8900 (v184.108.40.206).
Things to consider:
I do NOT have any data plan with my carrier (Fido), but would like to browse net on my bb using wifi
Under Options/Advanced Options/Browser, its set to "Hotspot Browser"
I ran wifi-setup-wizard, it saw my router (network name "duke"), and i entered the correct key/password. Also, its set to automatically obtain IP & DNS
On the home screen, in the top-middle it says "Fido-duke"
Under Manage connections, the wifi says "duke", but there NO green mark, just a white-dash
I tried to ping to my router, but it was unsuccessful
Under Options/Advanced options/TCP/IP, there is a check-mark beside APN Settings Enabled, APN: epc.tmobile.com
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1. How can I check that I'm missing wifi service books?
2. Even with missing service books, how come there is no "Green mark" beside my wifi connection under "Manage Connections", though the network name appears. Could this also be due to missing service books?
Green checkmark means BIS connections are being tunneled through the active wifi access point. If you don't subscribe to BIS, you wont have the service books on your phone. Try using bbm, if it doesnt work, thats why, you need to subscribe to a data plan for it to work.
1. Is the installation of service book just a one time thing?, i.e. once I have the service book, then can I browse net (thru wifi) without a data plan?
2. Are the service book different for every carrier?