Bloody software…

Wasn’t myself who said a few months ago that cellphones are becoming very complex and hence bugs are to be expected? Well, it bit me today: I upgraded my E61’s firmware to the latest version (dated from July) and now its included IM application can not “see” wifi connections anymore, only GPRS ones. Come on Nokia, it’s ok to have a few bugs, but not bugs that can be found so easily via smoke testing! And they haven’t added NAT Traversal support yet on their VoIP stack and so SIP registration only works with a few routers only (doesn’t work with my Netgear router for example) or when you go through a PBX instead.

Update: Ooh, goodie, more bugs. Apparently the E61 can not anymore connect via a static IP address on my WiFi router, only DHCP works. This rules out the possibility of trying more Port Forwarding tricks just in case the bloody NAT Traversal thing works.

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JBQ wrote on September 20th, 2006 at 1:35 AM PST:

You can use a static IP with DHCP by configuring the DHCP server (mapping a MAC address to a fixed IP). Not sure if our wifi base station allows that, though.

memson wrote on September 20th, 2006 at 4:18 AM PST:

Should have googled for issues… there are litterally hundreds of people complaining about bugs in the last Firmware update.

I always tend to google for problems before upgrading the fw of any device… in fact I only got caught out once recently with my iPod (video sound stopping bug in FW 1.0 for iPod Video), and that was enough for me to never upgrade again without checking ;-)

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Eugenia wrote on September 20th, 2006 at 6:05 AM PST:

What makes you think that I don’t google? I always do, although the firmware update was released just 10 days ago (even if it is dated from July) and so it’s a new thing and not many people have upgraded yet. I visit all the symbian forums and people are having similar problems. There are no “solutions” for these problems, these are simply bugs and all we can do is simply wait and pray that Nokia will release updates.

memson wrote on September 21st, 2006 at 3:09 AM PST:

And you can’t back out? That was what saved me with my iPod – “hacking” the iPod firmware and re uploading the original version.

Off on a tangent: The newest iPod firmware is totally sweet. Gapless is flawless. Brightness control – FINALY! The video player now shows the battery level when the OSD comes on. The fast search is okay too (found that accidentally a minute ago.)

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