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    Newb in need of help!! plz

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    I am trying to tether what was once a at&t pearl 8100 on Tmobile network to my home PC. I am having difficutly gettting my PC to recognize the Standard MOdem. I installed new OS on pearl and new version of DS 4.2.2. I have been on the phone with Tmobile for the last 2 days and they are just as confused as I am! any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    Please read through this thread -- it should help. Take it from the start....

    Post back and let us know if you still have problems.

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...red_modem.html
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    Any thought why PC won't recognize Standard Modem!!!

    I have the new OS installed on pearl and new dm on pc. With the old versions there wasn't a standard modem showin up either and the same with the updated versions. I have talked to tmoblie reps for the last 2 days and have gotten no where. Even tried to add new modem and could was unable to install. any help would be appreciated thanks

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    Re: Any thought why PC won't recognize Standard Modem!!!

    Same thing for me. There wasnt the standard modem option. So im in the same boat.

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    Tethered modem troubles!!!!

    My computer won't recognize the standard modem, in the phone and modems in control panel. I have updated OS and DM and still no luck. The pearl 8100 was a at&t phone i unlocked to use Tmobile card in. Im gettin a little frustrated with this as i have had no luck for the past 2 days!!! HELP ME PLZ

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    I have been thru every post and page of that thread and no luck yet! I am unable to find the standard modem the DM is suppose to install. I tried to add one myself and it say unable to install modem.

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    You do not have your BlackBerry set to mass storage do you?

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    Re: Any thought why PC won't recognize Standard Modem!!!

    These are my component versions
    BB DM- 4.2.2.10
    BBDevMgr-3.2.0.1
    RIM USB Driver- 3.1.0.1
    RIM USB Serial Driver- 2.1.0.4

    OS is 4.2.1.108

    any1 know what the best OS and DM to tether with are? plz help

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    Mass storage is off! this is a headache lol

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    Re: Tethered modem troubles!!!!

    did you check your last post? someone left a link


    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com..._help_plz.html

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    Re: Tethered modem troubles!!!!

    yeah i did none of those are of help yet! i am still going over them for like the 3rd time see if there is anything i missed. I am also trying alot of things mentioned and i still can't find the RIM virtual port or standard modem!

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    Re: Tethered modem troubles!!!!

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ try to uninstall and reinstall dm, also try to download the latest dm, 4.3 .

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    Threads merged.

    Please refrain from creating multiple threads about the same topic.

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    Like reddog said, by keeping everything in one place helps those assisting to know what might have already been tested.

    Sorry I have never tried it myself. My carrier, verizon, charges more for doing this. When you check in System Properties do you see the BB show up? Is this Windows XP or Vista?

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    Re: Newb in need of help!! plz

    dgaines -- I will try to help! Please contain your posts on this matter to this thread. Need to confirm what Windows Op System you are running. Assume XP for now. I also need to know if you have deleted any modems or devices in windows while you were trying to set this up?

    Please take a look at these step by step instructions. Again, I suggest you start from scratch and post back where you get stuck.

    ____________________________

    If you do NOT have the latest DeskTop Manager, first download and install the latest Desktop Manager Version on to your computer.

    _______________________________

    Now for setting up your BlackBerry to work with your notebook or desktop with an UNLIMITED use Internet connection [through your T-Mobile account]. Speed about 115k!!
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    First, let's simply check and note what com ports your BlackBerry Desktop Manager installed and is using on the computer.

    On your COMPUTER using XP - Go to

    <Start>

    <Control Panel>

    <System>

    <Hardware>

    <Device Manager>

    Scroll down to <Ports>

    On having installed DeskTop Manager, there should be 2 ports listed that say "RIM".

    Simply write down which com ports are listed as being used by "RIM". Most likely (COM4) and (COM5).

    Now close all these windows, you just wanted to see what com ports RIM was using.

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    Now on the PC, let's set up the "phone number" or settings for your computer to "dial" your BlackBerry Pearl.

    With your DESKTOP or NOTEBOOK computer, open Desktop Manager.

    Connect your Blackberry with your USB cable.

    [If the phone does NOT connect automatically, on the Desktop Manager interface click <options>, then <connection settings>, then click <detect>. This should find your BlackBerry and connect the phone to the PC].

    Now with the phone and PC connected [as indicated by the Desktop Manager saying at the bottom of the DM window that they are "connected"]:

    ON YOUR COMPUTER [not the Pearl] Go to:

    <Start> Menu

    Select <Control Panel>

    Select <Network Connections>

    Select <File> from the drop down menu

    Select <Create a New Connection>

    Select <Network Connection Wizard>

    Select <Connect to the Internet>

    Select <Set Up My Connection Manually>

    Select <Connect Using a Dial Up Modem>

    Under "Select A Device" select or check the box that is the RIM COM Port you noted from before, usually COM4 or COM5.

    NOTE: Uncheck or "deselect" the other modem if that box is also checked [typically it's the phone dial up modem built in to your PC].

    Click <Next>

    In ISP name box name this new connection/setting anything you want, e.g., BlackBerry.

    Click <Next>

    In the Telephone Number box, type the below combination of numbers and characters [aka a "string"]:

    *99#

    So you will type in an asterisk, 99, and number symbol.

    Click <Next>

    Leave the User Name and Password boxes blank. Check the "use this account name and password." Check to "make this new connection your default connection" if you intend for it to be such. [most likely not].

    Click <Next>

    Select "Add Shortcut to Desktop" so you have the connection easy to access from the desktop of your computer.

    Click <Finish>
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    Almost done. Now you have to set up the modem, it's just one entry, BUT EASY TO SCREW UP, so be careful entering the number or string which is simply a combination of letters, characters, numbers and spaces..

    On your desktop or notebook computer go to:

    <Start> Menu

    Select <Control Panel>

    Click <Phones And Modems>

    Click the <Modems> tab.

    Select or highlight the COM Port/Modem you set up the BlackBerry with, typically COM4 or COM5. Note: may be listed as "Standard Modem"

    Click <Properties>

    Click the <Advanced> tab.

    In the <Extra Initialization Commands:> box type this exact string [or combination of letters, characters, numbers, and NO spaces]:

    +cgdcont=1,,"wap.voicestream.com"

    Make sure you put the two commas, both quotation marks. Note: there are NO SPACES between the characters.

    Click <OK> to save and back out of the settings menus and get back to your desktop.

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    If the above string does NOT work, try this one: +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"

    Note that there is an "IP" in there.
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    You should be able to click on your new Blackberry network connection shortcut on the desktop and connect to the Net.

    NOTE: To use this modem connection:

    The Pearl must be connected to your PC via the USB cable;

    DESKTOP MANAGER MUST BE OPEN (or Device Manager must be running)

    And Desktop Manager must indicate or say that the Pearl is "connected" to the PC.

    The most common error made when trying to connect and it does not work is that people have failed to have Desktop Manager open and the phone connected through it.

    Again.... if the above string doesn't work then try this one:

    +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"
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