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    Post Tethering Instructions for BlackBerry 4.2 OS via Bluetooth/USB

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    After looking around to find the instructions for tethering the device I figured I would put all the information in one place.

    USB:

    A BlackBerry device (with tethered modem capability) can be used as an external modem to connect a laptop computer to the Internet.

    To set up a tethered modem, complete the following tasks:
    1. Install BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.1 or later
    2. Set up the Internet Access Point Name (APN) (one time only)
    3. Configure dial-up networking (one time only)
    4. Connect the BlackBerry device to BlackBerry Desktop Manager
    5. Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking

    Step 1

    Install BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.1 or later on the laptop or personal computer.
    When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software, the drivers that enable the BlackBerry device to communicate through the USB port and virtual COM port are installed. The Standard Modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.
    Note: If you are upgrading your BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required Virtual COM Port and Standard Modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install the BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.

    Step 2

    Set up Internet APN.
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Phone and Modem Options.
    3. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click the Modems tab.
    4. Select Standard Modem and click Properties.
    5. In the Standard Modem Properties window, Click the Advanced Tab.
    6. In the Extra initialization commands field, type the following: +cgdcont=1,"IP","<your Internet APN>"
    (remove<>when typing in ur APN)
    Example; +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular"
    Note: If you do not know your Internet APN, or if you do not have an Internet APN, contact your service provider.
    7. Click OK.
    8. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK.

    ATT/Cingular Settings
    APN: wap.cingular
    user name for APN: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    Password: CINGULAR1
    This is how I found my settings on my BB Curve - Options>Advanced Options>TCP. The APN will say, for example, wap.cingular

    Step 3

    To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that corresponds with the operating system you are using.
    Windows XP Operating System
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Network Connections.
    2. Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next.
    5. Select Setup my connection manually. Click Next.
    6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next.
    7. If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem - Standard Modem check box. Click Next.
    8. In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next.
    9. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
    10. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
    11. Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider. Click Next.
    12. Click Finish.
    13. In the Connect window, click Properties.
    14. In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, then click Configure.
    15. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
    16. In the Properties window, click OK.

    Windows 2000 Operating System
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
    3. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
    4. Click Next.
    5. Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
    6. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
    7. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
    8. Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
    9. In the Connect window, click Properties.
    10. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem is selected, then click Configure.
    11. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
    12. In the Properties window, click OK.

    Step 4

    Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer and verify that BlackBerry Desktop Manager displays Connected. The device must be identified by BlackBerry Desktop Manager in order for the modem to establish a connection.
    Important: BlackBerry Desktop Manager must be running for the tethered modem to function.

    Step 5
    Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.
    Note: During this procedure, do not operate the BlackBerry Browser or any third-party applications on the BlackBerry device. An active data session may interfere with the modem connection. Connect the BlackBerry device to the laptop computer.
    1. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
    2. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > <name of your new connection>.
    3. Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider. (this should be saved there already)
    4. Click Dial.

    Bluetooth (AT&T)

    Setting up the handset
    1. On the handset, scroll to Settings and click the trackball.
    2. Scroll to Options and click the trackball.
    3. Scroll to Bluetooth and click the trackball.
    4. Press the Menu button, scroll to Enable Bluetooth and click the trackball.
    5. Press the Menu button, scroll to Options and click the trackball.
    6. Scroll to Discoverable and click the trackball.
    7. Scroll to Yes and click the trackball.
    Setting up the modem
    1. On the PC, click on Start, Settings and then Control Panel.
    2. Double click on Bluetooth Devices.
    3. On the Devices tab, click on Add.
    4. An Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear.
    5. Click to select My device is set up and ready to be found.
    6. Click on Next.
    7. Click to select the handset from the list and click on Next.
    8. Click to select Let me choose my own passkey.
    9. Type a 4 to 16 digit passkey (example: 1234) in the available field.
    10. Click on Next.
    11. On the handset, enter the passkey used on the PC and click the trackball.
    12. On the Accept connection request prompt, scroll to Don't ask this again and click the trackball.
    13. Then scroll to Yes and click the trackball.
    14. On the PC, click on Finish.
    15. Return to the Devices tab of Bluetooth Devices.
    16. Click to select the handset from the list and click on Properties.
    17. Click on the Services tab.
    18. Ensure that Dial-up networking (DUN) is checked.
    19. Click on OK twice.
    20. Click on Start, Settings and then Control Panel.
    21. Double click on Phone and Modem Options.
    22. Click on the Modems tab.
    23. Click to select Standard Modem over Bluetooth link.
    24. Click Properties.
    25. On the handset, on the Accept connection request prompt, scroll to Don't ask this again and click the trackwheel.
    26. Then scroll to Yes and click the trackball.
    27. On the PC, click on the Advanced tab. Type +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular" in the Extra initialization commands field.
    28. Click on OK twice.
    Setting up the connection
    1. On the PC, return to the Control Panel.
    2. Double click on Network Connections.
    3. Click on Create a new connection.
    4. A New Connection Wizard will appear, click on Next.
    5. Click to select Connect to the Internet and click on Next.
    6. Click to select Set up my connection manually and click on Next.
    7. Click to select Connect using a dial-up modem and click on Next.
    8. If prompted, click to select Standard Modem over Bluetooth link.
    9. Ensure it is the only modem checked and click on Next.
    10. Type AT&T Data for the ISP Name and click on Next.
    11. Type *99***1# for the Phone number and click on Next.
    12. Type ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM for the User name.
    13. Type CINGULAR1 for the Password and Confirm password fields.
    14. Click to select from the available options and click on Next.
    15. Click on Finish.
    Making the connection
    1. On the PC, return to Network Connections.
    2. Double click on the AT&T Data icon.
    3. Click on Dial.
    You will now be connected to the AT&T Data service.
    Last edited by jdchamp31; 11-20-2007 at 08:05 PM. Reason: Modification of Instructions

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    Re: Tethering Instructions for 8300 Bluetooth/USB

    thanks!

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    Re: Tethering Instructions for 8300 Bluetooth/USB

    Thanks, will give it a once over

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    Re: Tethering Instructions for 8300 Bluetooth/USB

    This is awesome!

    I was playing with my curve for 30 mins early this morning before this post went up and wa splanning on posting this here tonight. It took me a little while as i had to read posts for other BBs and then figure it out.

    Thanks jdchamp31

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    Re: Tethering Instructions for 8300 Bluetooth/USB

    I'm able to connect to ATT but able to connect Google, yahoo and etc? any one have any idea

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    Re: Tethering Instructions for 8300 Bluetooth/USB

    Thanks for all the work. I had to search 'Hayden's' threads looking for tethering a Curve 8310 and found your instructions. Haven't tried it yet but will. Previously I had the Pearl that worked sometimes and other times didn't. I suspect AT&T watches for tethering activity and puts a block on your account once they know you are doing it without their $70/month add-on.
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    I have a question that someone might be able to answer

    I have this set up on my curve and I use AT&T but I was wanting to know how to set this up on a Verizon account?

    Also does this use minutes or is it applied to your data plan?

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    Part of this info is wrong..

    first, when using bb as a modem , you have to make sure you have a tethering pkan on the acc for AT&T, otherwise you will be overchraged ion teh bill since the KB used on the bb browser is nt the same as the computer. computer conssumes way more Kilobytes..

    After having the tethering plan on the acc, u must enter the modem string which is AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","isp.cingular".

    the DUN created DOES NOT REQUIRE USERNAME OR PASSWORD.
    dial number can either be *99# or *99***1#.

    I have seen many customers tethering without a bb tethering plan and the highest overcharge ive seen is for 1 grand.

    keep in mind that im a laptop connect tech suppor specialist for AT*T. i deal with broadband cards and configuring mobile devices as a modem
    Last edited by charmed; 09-17-2008 at 05:25 PM.


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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~BTW the blackberry internet plan with tethering is 60.00 per month

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    Not true, Ive been using this setup on my blackberry with AT&T for over 6 months. No tethering plan and no added charges to my account. You can also regulate at what speed your computer runs the bluetooth modem to mimic the speed at which the "free" connection runs.

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    I tried this out, and the option to connect via modem pops up at times. How can I stop this and use it when I want to. I was even looking how to delete it if I could, but don;t know how. If I can run it when I want to it's okay, but other than that I would like to remove this setup.
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    Having problems tethering

    Hi I did all the steps as directed and get the internet running on my laptop. But I am not directed to any website. When I querry modem I see AT+FCLASS=? Command not supported and the next 3 lines has the same message. Please help me in setting.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdchamp31 View Post
    After looking around to find the instructions for tethering the device I figured I would put all the information in one place.

    USB:

    A BlackBerry device (with tethered modem capability) can be used as an external modem to connect a laptop computer to the Internet.

    To set up a tethered modem, complete the following tasks:
    1. Install BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.1 or later
    2. Set up the Internet Access Point Name (APN) (one time only)
    3. Configure dial-up networking (one time only)
    4. Connect the BlackBerry device to BlackBerry Desktop Manager
    5. Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking

    Step 1

    Install BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.1 or later on the laptop or personal computer.
    When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software, the drivers that enable the BlackBerry device to communicate through the USB port and virtual COM port are installed. The Standard Modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.
    Note: If you are upgrading your BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required Virtual COM Port and Standard Modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install the BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.

    Step 2

    Set up Internet APN.
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Phone and Modem Options.
    3. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click the Modems tab.
    4. Select Standard Modem and click Properties.
    5. In the Standard Modem Properties window, Click the Advanced Tab.
    6. In the Extra initialization commands field, type the following: +cgdcont=1,"IP","<your Internet APN>"
    (remove<>when typing in ur APN)
    Example; +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular"
    Note: If you do not know your Internet APN, or if you do not have an Internet APN, contact your service provider.
    7. Click OK.
    8. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK.

    ATT/Cingular Settings
    APN: wap.cingular
    user name for APN: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    Password: CINGULAR1
    This is how I found my settings on my BB Curve - Options>Advanced Options>TCP. The APN will say, for example, wap.cingular

    Step 3

    To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that corresponds with the operating system you are using.
    Windows XP Operating System
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Network Connections.
    2. Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next.
    5. Select Setup my connection manually. Click Next.
    6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next.
    7. If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem - Standard Modem check box. Click Next.
    8. In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next.
    9. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
    10. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
    11. Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider. Click Next.
    12. Click Finish.
    13. In the Connect window, click Properties.
    14. In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, then click Configure.
    15. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
    16. In the Properties window, click OK.

    Windows 2000 Operating System
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
    3. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
    4. Click Next.
    5. Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
    6. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
    7. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
    8. Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
    9. In the Connect window, click Properties.
    10. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem is selected, then click Configure.
    11. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
    12. In the Properties window, click OK.

    Step 4

    Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer and verify that BlackBerry Desktop Manager displays Connected. The device must be identified by BlackBerry Desktop Manager in order for the modem to establish a connection.
    Important: BlackBerry Desktop Manager must be running for the tethered modem to function.

    Step 5
    Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.
    Note: During this procedure, do not operate the BlackBerry Browser or any third-party applications on the BlackBerry device. An active data session may interfere with the modem connection. Connect the BlackBerry device to the laptop computer.
    1. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
    2. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > <name of your new connection>.
    3. Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider. (this should be saved there already)
    4. Click Dial.

    Bluetooth (AT&T)


    Setting up the handset
    1. On the handset, scroll to Settings and click the trackball.
    2. Scroll to Options and click the trackball.
    3. Scroll to Bluetooth and click the trackball.
    4. Press the Menu button, scroll to Enable Bluetooth and click the trackball.
    5. Press the Menu button, scroll to Options and click the trackball.
    6. Scroll to Discoverable and click the trackball.
    7. Scroll to Yes and click the trackball.
    Setting up the modem
    1. On the PC, click on Start, Settings and then Control Panel.
    2. Double click on Bluetooth Devices.
    3. On the Devices tab, click on Add.
    4. An Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear.
    5. Click to select My device is set up and ready to be found.
    6. Click on Next.
    7. Click to select the handset from the list and click on Next.
    8. Click to select Let me choose my own passkey.
    9. Type a 4 to 16 digit passkey (example: 1234) in the available field.
    10. Click on Next.
    11. On the handset, enter the passkey used on the PC and click the trackball.
    12. On the Accept connection request prompt, scroll to Don't ask this again and click the trackball.
    13. Then scroll to Yes and click the trackball.
    14. On the PC, click on Finish.
    15. Return to the Devices tab of Bluetooth Devices.
    16. Click to select the handset from the list and click on Properties.
    17. Click on the Services tab.
    18. Ensure that Dial-up networking (DUN) is checked.
    19. Click on OK twice.
    20. Click on Start, Settings and then Control Panel.
    21. Double click on Phone and Modem Options.
    22. Click on the Modems tab.
    23. Click to select Standard Modem over Bluetooth link.
    24. Click Properties.
    25. On the handset, on the Accept connection request prompt, scroll to Don't ask this again and click the trackwheel.
    26. Then scroll to Yes and click the trackball.
    27. On the PC, click on the Advanced tab. Type +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular" in the Extra initialization commands field.
    28. Click on OK twice.
    Setting up the connection
    1. On the PC, return to the Control Panel.
    2. Double click on Network Connections.
    3. Click on Create a new connection.
    4. A New Connection Wizard will appear, click on Next.
    5. Click to select Connect to the Internet and click on Next.
    6. Click to select Set up my connection manually and click on Next.
    7. Click to select Connect using a dial-up modem and click on Next.
    8. If prompted, click to select Standard Modem over Bluetooth link.
    9. Ensure it is the only modem checked and click on Next.
    10. Type AT&T Data for the ISP Name and click on Next.
    11. Type *99***1# for the Phone number and click on Next.
    12. Type ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM for the User name.
    13. Type CINGULAR1 for the Password and Confirm password fields.
    14. Click to select from the available options and click on Next.
    15. Click on Finish.
    Making the connection
    1. On the PC, return to Network Connections.
    2. Double click on the AT&T Data icon.
    3. Click on Dial.
    You will now be connected to the AT&T Data service.

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