This weekend, I had numerous problems getting my Palm Pre on local WI-FI networks. I had two persistent problems and could find little documentation about what they really mean. Based on my own trial-and-error (and frustration), I came up with the following:
1. Association Failed
This error is most likely generated by a secure wi-fi network using and encryption scheme like WEP or WPA.
Such networks require you to know the following:
If you are sure that you should have access to this wi-fi network, it is most likely a typo. Remember capitalization counts!
2. IP Configuration Failed
If you see this error, you probably have entered the correct information for the following:
Chances are something changed on the wi-fi network and the Pre is using cached settings. The wi-fi network should be dynamically assigning an IP number for your session which would be different from the previous session.
We need to clear out the old settings and the Pre can be stubborn.
3. Clearing your old WI-FI settings
The following steps cleared my cached settings:
If it works, you will see the IP address and the rest of the info on this screen filled in. Click the Done button and you will finally see that big check next to the network’s name.