Solved – Opera Mini or BlackBerry Browser Not Working Without Wi-Fi on BB

Internet Techies on BlackBerry BlackBerry users may face the problem related to Internet browsing using EDGE, GPRS, 3G connections where Wi-Fi is not there. In that case, the browser like Opera Mini will throw you a message as “This is a wi-fi service. Please ensure your device has an active wi-fi connection and try again”. Or you may see message as “Unable to connect. Please review your network settings”. As you are having a data plan from service provider then you should be able to access Internet without any issue. Of course the problem is with the settings of your BlackBerry device and after reading this post, you will be able to browse Internet without any problem.

Solution

To browse Internet on BlackBerry device without using Wi-Fi, here are some steps to follow,

  • Go to Options ==> Advance Option ==> Host Routing Table and select it
  • Scroll down to the list of GPRS or other services and find one service which is in bold
  • Highlight that service by moving your cursor over there and then click on “BB Menu” button of your device
  • Now select “Register Now” option of the menu. You will receive a message saying that “registration completed”.
  • Go to Options ==> Advance Options ==> Browser and select Default browser configuration as “Internet Browser”

Now you should be able to access Internet on BlackBerry browser which is developed by RIM only. To access Internet on Opera Mini browser, You will have to make one more change in your device’s setting. Follow the below step,

  • Go to Options ==> Advance Options ==> TCP/IP and enable APN settings
  • Enter APN value as “internet” and check “APN Authentication Enabled”.
  • Enter “web” as Username for APN and “web” as password for APN
  • Open Opera Mini browser and go to Settings. Under “Advance” options, click on “Network Testing”.
  • Done. Now you can browser Internet on BlackBerry Opera Mini with EDGE, GPRS, 3G services.

Download Opera Mini on BlackBerry by typing address as http://mini.opera.com/

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

3 Comments

  1. Colin

    May 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Excellent solution. I had thought Opera to be a disappointment because it cldn’t connect wo wifi. Now it works on my data plan.

    Thx to the author for this contribution

  2. blarg

    July 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Many thanks for this excellent information – my BB brower now works without a problem.

  3. Alokesh Neog

    December 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Thanks Now my Blackberry is working with GPRS. How can I configure Gmail, Yahoomail services using GPRs in a Blackberry ?

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