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    Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

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    I am going to be purchasing the T-Mobile 8320 Curve when it comes out. I currently have an 8100 Pearl and I really love how I can use it through bluetooth to connect to the internet with my Macbook. I have been reading tons of topics on this but nothing that says it will work with the 8300? Has anyone written a script like Grant Goodale did for the 8100? Will the 8300 work with the 8100 script that was written by Grant Goodale at http://www.fibble.org/archives/000508.html

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~im sure when Tmobile gets the 8320 it will have the teathering capabilities, we gotta a couple days until we find out, lol

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    quick question... How is the speed tethering with EDGE? I currently have sprint and tether my PPC. Speed wise my regular EVDO connection is very sufficient. People that I ask have told me that EDGE is like a 56k modem is this true or is it faster?

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I've never checked what speed it is actually running at but I know its really not that bad, I get great reception where I'm at and its rather quick, its definately a lot faster than dial up which is 56kbps. I'm just not sure of the actual specs. Can someone back me on this?

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    when i tether with bluetooth i get a connection of 150k with all bars

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I have used my 8100 as a tethered modem on AT&T, the speed is faster than 56k...but not as fast as EVDO. Edge is not 3G. If I remember it was somewhere between 150k and 350k, depending on the signal.

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~sorry, that was with a wired tether.

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    Using BB as a Modem

    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.

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    to answer your question about the script, i am using the 8100 script on my powerbook with my 8320 and it works fine bluetooth. so yes you can use your 8100 script with the 83xx.

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to use the 8300 as a modem like you can with the 8100?

    This is what I got from AT&T's site on tethering. But it doesn't seem to work...

    Solution Details

    Setup of BlackBerry Curve to Laptop Windows XP using Built in Bluetooth for data


    Prerequisite
    RIM BlackBerry Curve handset purchased through AT&T
    Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 supported Bluetooth Adapter. Visit ..... for more information.
    User should be logged in as Administrator or have administrative privileges to modify system files

    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 at+cgdcont=1,”IP”,”isp.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.



    Anybody got a suggestion? I'm also trying to connect via a laptop and built in bluetooth.

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