T-Mobile Blackberry 8320 Supported WiFi Authentication Methods

The Blackberry Curve 8320 has a built in WiFi card that can connect to T-Mobile HotSpot locations as well as any other wireless networks that you configure on the device. The authentication methods that are supported by this device as noted by T-Mobile’s support web site are listed below. Most home based wireless networks that have authentication configured use WEP, WPA, or WPA2 so you should not have any issues connecting with your Blackberry Curve 8320.

  • Open authentication: No security method
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption: 64-bit and 128-bit
  • IEEE® 802.1X with preshared key (PSK)
  • IEEE 802.1X and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP):
    • Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP)
    • Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol Tunneled Transport Layer Security (EAP-TTLS)
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM) 
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Advanced Encryption Standard Counter Mode CBC: MAC Protocol (AES-CCMP) encryption for WPA2
  • To use the UMA service you will need a fairly strong signal since you are basically making VoIP calls over your wireless network through the Internet to T-Mobiles UMA gateways. This is your entry to the their cell network when UMA is active.