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    Post Blackberry Bold Tethering Instructions (Mac + Bluetooth)

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    Here are the tethering instructions and files needed to tether the Blackberry Bold to a Macintosh Computer through Bluetooth:


    1.) Extract the Modem Script from the attached .zip file and place it in the Mac HD > Library > Modem Scripts folder. Be sure you place it in the root Library folder and not the Library folder associated with your User folder.

    2.) Pair your phone with the Mac. Be sure you have set it up as a Trusted Connection and is set to "Yes" and not "Ask".

    3.) In Preferences, select your phone in the list, and then click "Configure this device". This will launch the Bluetooth Setup Assistant.

    4.) Check the "Access Internet..." and proceed.

    5.) Select "Other" for Vendor, and "Blackberry Bold" (name of the modem script) for Phone Model. Leave the Username, Password, and Phone Number blank. Continue.

    6.) Launch Network Preferences, and click "Bluetooth" in the list.

    7.) Select "Add Configuration" from the Configuration drop list. Name the configuration something you can identify. I use my carrier name (AT&T).

    8.) Populate the remaining fields with your APN information, using the wap server URL as the Telephone Number.
    Example for AT&T :
    Telephone Number:wap.cingular
    Account Name:
    Password: CINGULAR1
    9.) Check "Show modem status in menu bar"

    10.) Click Advanced, and verify the information is correct.

    Modem
    • Vendor = Other
    • Model = Blackberry 3G CID1
    • Enable Error... = checked
    • Dial Mode = Wait for dial tone before dialing
    • Dialing = Tone
    • Sound = On

    DNS
    • -All Blank-

    WINS
    • -All Blank- (NetBIOS may be populated and disabled)

    Proxies
    • Configure Proxies = Using a PAC file

    PPP
    • Settings = Session
    • Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh items checked. Redial 1 Time, and Wait 5 Seconds before redialing


    That's it. You are ready to tether.

    Enable Bluetooth on your phone, and then on the Mac. Click the modem icon from the menu bar, and select Connect Bluetooth. After a few seconds you should see a connection timer and you are connected.
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    Great Post.


    A MBP user. Thanks,
    Last edited by srl7741; 02-23-2009 at 04:57 PM.

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    Question Question...

    Thank you for the tutorial. That is great info.

    I was wondering if you use Bluetooth to sync your MAC or Entourage address book with your blackberry? Is that even possible without something like missing sync.

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    would this happen to work with the 8900??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcbbanga4l View Post
    would this happen to work with the 8900??
    Maybe with some different settings.. Currently I believe this is set up to work with 3G.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdchamp31 View Post

    10.) Click Advanced, and verify the information is correct.

    Modem
    • Vendor = Other
    • Model = Blackberry 3G CID1
    • Enable Error... = checked
    • Dial Mode = Wait for dial tone before dialing
    • Dialing = Tone
    • Sound = On


    I would be very interested to see if it works with Tmo and the 8900. Gonna tweak it a bit later..
    -Tim

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    This thread or Post would also be good to have in the Mac section here.

    http://forums.pinstack.com/f56/

    I think it may help people more.


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    I tethered my bold to my macbook using bluetooth a while back but I'm curous if its possible to do the same using a usb cable. Has anybody been able to do so? If yes, we all would love instructions.
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    Thanks for that new script!!! I have been trying to tether for ages now. I had it working with an old 8800 script, but it stopped working for some reason.

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    I still can't get this to work. I have tried many scripts and I still get the PPP error. Any advice?
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    Thanks works great on my MBP, but I have a question, will I get charged for this if I don't have a tethering plan?

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    APN info?

    Thanks for the info. I'm kinda stuck in finding my APN information. I'm using Blackberry Bold and can anyone let me know how to check my own APN information?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfrik View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'm kinda stuck in finding my APN information. I'm using Blackberry Bold and can anyone let me know how to check my own APN information?

    Thank you.
    You can go to Options>Advance options> TCP/IP to find your APN.
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    This may be a silly question but are there any usage charges when doing this?

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    Hello,

    I've tried this out, however I run into one small problem: when adding the device, it does not let me click or adjust the vendor or phone model. It's simply grayed out and un-clickable.

    Any suggestions?

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    Leonard O

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    Post Tethering/Bluetooth - Bold

    JDChamp31,

    I just purchased a Blackberry Bold and I am a Mac user. I am gadget savvy user and decided I want to use my Bold as a modem. AT&T could not help with setting up users outside of Windows users.

    I googled for help and found you and I can not thank you enough!!!

    Your friend in Gadgets,
    Danielle

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