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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mobilink EDGE Settings for BlackBerry

While playing with my Blackberry Curve 8310 a few weeks back, I somehow deleted some configuration which caused all programs using GPRS/ EDGE Connectivity to stop working. The blackberry effectively got limited to being an email client. The surprising thing is that the web browser kept on working but remain limited to a few sites (mainly Google). If I tried to surf to some other site, I usually got one of these two errors:
  • Communication Failure: A communication failure has occurred. The server may be busy, please try again later. If the problem persists contact your service provider.

  • HTTP Error 502: Bad Gateway: The gateway received an invalid response from the server when attempting to fulfill your request. Please try loading a different page. Contact your service provider if the problem persists.

Please note that I have a Mobilink Indigo connection. When resetting the "Service Book Entries" and Re-registering the Host names (as suggested on various sites) didn't work out, I finally figured out that I needed to set the APN Name in Options -> Advanced -> TCP Settings to "connect.mobilinkworld.com" without any userid and password. It seems that Mobilink's settings for Jazz are "jazzconnect.mobilinkworld.com". The settings are mentioned on Mobilink's site as well.

Bingo! Everything is back to normal.