I was expecting someone to have the wifi answer by now.

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I could ship my phone to this company but I guess I thought the support of the forums would have had the answer. Here is what they sent me.


Hello,
Sorry for the delay in response, we have been inundated with questions and requests. Over 500 emails. We have been weeding through them, answering each individually.
Some Q9H's that are floating around have wifi radio's. It seems that early Motorola Q9H's have the hardware. We did the mod on Rogers branded Q9H'S that were given internally to a Rogers corporate office. As many of us in the industry know, Motorola sometimes turns off features or bands for that matter. I asked our chief technician Steven Vasco (the actual person who found the mod) and he said that in order to determine which unit you have you would either need to open the unit, or check it using special software. We don't recomend you actually open the phone yourself though. The software is a program that is given to actual service centers and repair shops. Im not sure if its available on the internet though. We do have a local drop off spot, we are located in Montreal I hope that answered some of your questions. If you have any more, feel free to ask away.

Josh M Greene
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It would be pretty neat to get ahold of that software.

My understanding is that, yes, there were some early dev units that made it out in the wild that had WiFi in them, but that Moto decided the battery hit was too much to put it into production.
 

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Notes to and from Moto and the FCC:

From FCC to Moto: "Schematics indicate WLAN capability. Please clarify if this mode will be available for this device."

Moto's Response: "There is no WLAN."

https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/oet/forms/blobs/retrieve.cgi?attachment_id=815586&native_or_pdf=pdf

I know everyone wants to believe that there is hidden wifi in their Q9h, but it is just not so. According to the FCC's website, there are two flavors of the Q9h, the AT&T version is FCC ID # IHDT56HW1. There is also one with FCC ID # IHDT56HW2, presumably the European version.

If someone with a Roger's wifi enabled Q9h could post their FCC ID number, it would be helpful. The one person I've heard about that purchased a Q9h from Ebay with WM 6.1 and wifi on it said that the FCC ID sticker had either been removed or never applied to the phone -- that right there along with no record of it at the FCC indicates that there is not a Q9h with wifi that has FCC approval.
 

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Apparently Motorola is lying to the FCC now. I was attacked at everythingq.com for posting the above. They said my statement is not accurate and Motolola is misleading (lying) the goverment. So who do you believe, Motorola or people at everythingq.com?

I'm going with Motorola.
 

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