RIM has always been known to put power saving features before functionality. This is exemplified in how they implemented Wi-Fi on BlackBerrys where it only polls for access points every minute or two. That saves some serious battery life but what if you want it to connect immediately?
Personally I have always used the trick of forcing the connection by going through Manage Connections and then selecting Wi-Fi Options. You can then highlight the saved connection you want and hit the menu button and connect. It still takes its sweet time to connect but it speeds things up.
Farukh sent in a tip on how he gets Wi-Fi to connect faster. He simply recommends:
- Go to manage connection
- Turn of Mobile network and wifi
- Switch on Wifi. Wait few seconds and it will connect to the wifi and the icon will turn white
- Turn on Mobile network
He claims that this can cut down Wi-Fi connection times down to seconds. So I thought I would ask you all. How do you get your BlackBerry to connect to Wi-Fi instantaneously? I know RIM supports the Wi-Fi standard power saving feature available on certain routers so maybe even that would help?