I had my Pearl working as a tethered modem from my laptop for a few days using instructions I found in another thread, then it stopped working. I called T-Mobile and they got it working again. Here's how:
Re: 8100 stopped working as tethered modem with TMO
Got to a bb rep right away. He fixed the problem as follows:
* go to Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Phone and Modem Options. Under the Modems tab, click on Standard Modem. Click Properties. Click Advanced. Make sure nothing is entered in the "extra initialization commands."
* on the berry, go to Options, Advanced, TCP and enter "wap.voicestream.com" after APN:
* go to Control Panel, Network Connections, Create a new connection, then hit Next
*Select Connect to Internet
* Select Set up connection manually
*Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Check the box next to the modem you created above and then click Next.
* Enter T-Mobile as the ISP name
* Enter *99# as the Phone Number and then click Next
* Keep User Name and Password blank. Clear all the other check boxes.
* To create the connection, click Finish.
* right click on the dial-up connection under Network Connections, then click Properties. Below the PPP window click Settings and uncheck all boxes except "enable LCP Extensions."
* make sure the blackberry is connected to Desktop Manager on the laptop.
* Under Network Connections, right-click on the Dial-up connection for T-Mobile that we just created. Click Connect. Click Dial.
If everything works, you should be connected to the Internet.
When I first set it up, from a previous thread I found as well, I wasn't sure if this was something T-Mobile even allowed as acceptable use. The information you just posted is very valuable to me. I travel constantly and MANY times just need to use my laptop briefly without paying for a daily subscription to some airport WiFi system for the 10 minutes of use I need.
Although I am using a bluetooth connection to my mac. Slightly different setup but good to know T-Mobile is not only allowing it but offering help to get it done.
What is the modem speed. On the EDGE network.
I honestly do not know. I have heard 56K dial up speed and some folks bragging about 2X that when using some of the speed monitoring utilities out there by going to websites that feedback your connection speed once you are connected with the modem feature.
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I had it working a little while ago and now I can't get it to connect
I went thru the steps 2xs already any suggestions?
Make sure your modem is setup as either "Standard Modem" or "33600 Modem" if you set it to 56 or any other modem speed it most likely will not work.
As far as the speed you connect at around 115-140k
It's faster than dial-up by all means.
Also you DO need extra initialization commands. enter in
+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com" without this you'll constantly get errors when trying to connect your modem.
If you still have problems let me know.
And yes we, t-mobile, deffinatly support the device as a modem and any other device as a modem. It's a great thing to have for anyone who already has the internet plan or BB plan on their lines.
disclamer: my views and opinions do not represent T-mobile USA nor it's parent company and affiliates.
Any suggestions as to why it will disconnect after a few minutes. I am a Mac user and connecting via bluetooth. Everything works great but even if I am not idle after a few minutes I see it disconnecting.
I also, have not been able to attach a file to an email and send. For instance a 50kb PDF file. I usually get a message stating, "the server on the other side is not responding.
Thanks in advance!
I'm having the same problem with using my Pearl as a Bluetooth modem on T-Mobile with my Powerbook. I can stay connected for a few minutes, and then it silently drops the connection. I followed the directions listed on Fibble's follow-up post, but haven't been able to fix the problem.
Any help is appreciated.
I would call Tmo support, theyre very helpful and since they allow you to use tethering, they know how to make it work well....
Even after 90mins on the phone with TMO, I could not get the tethered modem to work. Ever. I'd be interested to know exactly what type and brand of laptops are the most sucessful at connecting. The laptop I've tried and failed with is a Dell Inspiron notebook. Pin me if you have any suggestions. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
Pam I run a lenovo works greatwhat errors are you getting I have probably had them all. LOL
Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!
Oops! Forgot I have a new pincode. pin:23e4456e I actually did update my profile online, but it's not showing up.
Anyway, Trav-i get a 777 error and the modems cannot connect 690-something error. And here's another thing- I have little or no luck connecting via DSL or wifi either. It appears to be a security software issue. I have uninstalled all the security software, and also deleted from the registry. No luck. I can connect very seldom, and when I do I can't log in to any pages that are SSL. I get a page not found error. This is all on the laptop now, not my Pearl. I never could ever get the modem working. And a friend of mine got his working, and then it pooped out. He lost the connection, and I don't think he ever got it back. I'm thinking it's an OS bug. Too many peeps are having the same probs. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
I still can not find an answer as to why it will not hold the connection....but still looking.