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Routing in house Blackberry traffic onto the internal network?

It has been suggested BB traffic can automatically shifted to the in house wireless service and routed thru the ISP link when the employee is in the building reducing the access cost. (we currently have WAN capable BBs, in house wireless and connect to a remote BES hosting service).
Is this a possibility, what is the concept called and what is required to leverage it?
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Gregory_VCommented:
Reducing cost on Blackberry data services?  It's set as a flat monthly fee.

Either way it has to hit RIMS' blackberry network.

You might be able to speed up the blackberries using their WIFI connection though.  Just turn on the wifi connection.
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Gary CutriData & Communications SpecialistCommented:
Hi, if your users are connected to a BES you have the ability to force all data via the MDS service.  If the I.T Policy allows WAP it allows the users to access data that is not included in your unlimited BlackBerry data plan.  To do this you need to request the following I.T Policies to be implemented on the BES and assigned to your users:

1. Device-Only Items > Enable WAP Config = False. This will remove the carriers WAP browser.

2. Browser Policy Group > MDS Browser Title = <company name> Internet (e.g. BBForums Internet). This clearly identifies the MDS browser to users.

3. Browser Policy Group > Allow IBS Browser = False. This removes the internet browsing service that allows users to bypass the MDS service.

4. Browser Policy Group > MDS Browser Use Separate Icon = True. This ensures a separate icon on the home screen for the MDS browser.

5. Service Exclusivity policy group> Allow Other Browser services = False. This will allow no other browser services except for the BlackBerry Browser to access the web.
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-jonny-Commented:
There are two types of WiFi access:
1. public hotspot
2. corporate wifi

With 1) public hotspot as long as the blackberry has a (raw) connection to the internet then it will connect to the RIM relays over SSL. From there it's the standard traffic flow. An example is your home WiFi hotspot that you can use to browse faster, download apps faster etc.

For 2) corporate wifi you'll need to configure VPN profiles for your users on the BES. This will enable direct access to the blackberry router (service or standalone) and doesn't utilise the RIM relays. However you still need a monthly data plan in order to receive your initial service books.

Hope that doesn't confuse things further.
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OpenallnightAuthor Commented:
Yes I am confused but have some pointers and will persue a solution, Thanks all!
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