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Blackberry WiFi connectivity issues with some routers i.e OpenWRT

technologyopenwrtblackberryposnetworkingMon 08 Nov 2010 02:27:31No comments

Got a Blackberry? Having trouble getting the POS to access servers over WiFi? Connects but can't ping the Blackberry from other hosts on the same wireless network?

The issue appears to be a buggy WMM mode on the Blackberry and/or access point chipset (Atheros or Broadcom).

On OpenWRT powered access points/routers this can be fixed by disabling WMM mode.


option wmm 0
under config wifi-iface in /etc/config/wireless. Power cycle, and it will work!

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