Old BlackBerry Storm 2 with no cell provider - How do i get this to use wifi to connect to the internet?
Posted on 2012-03-29
I have an old BlackBerry Storm 2 that I want to use for general web browsing. This smartphone has no cellular provider - it is just a decommissioned phone for which I would like try to get web browsing to work over WiFi. Connecting to WiFi is no problem - it is just getting browsing to actually default to and use WiFi.
I don't care if I have to wipe this phone to get it to work. Or installing alternate browsers to get this to work would be fine, so long as the install can happen over USB.
What I have done:
Connected the phone to my WiFi network.
Options > Advanced Options > TCP/IP: Unchecked and cleared all APN values
Options > Advanced Options > Browser: Changed default browser configuration to Hotspot Browser.
Browser > Options > Browser Configuration: Set browser to Hotspot Browser.
The upper-right corner is showing a WiFi icon, no cellular icons. When making an initial request for a web page, there is the brief appearance of the <--> icon showing data transfer.
With these settings, when I am in browser and I try to go to a site, such as Google, after a long timeout I get this message:
"Unable to connect to the selected Mobile Data Service, please try again later. If the problem persists please contact your administrator."
Ultimately I want to get this to work with Pandora, but I will use it for other web usage as well.