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    How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

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    Courtesty of the Apple Website:

    This document explains how to connect to the Internet using a GPRS mobile telephone as a wireless modem.

    You can connect your Macintosh to the Internet using a GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) mobile telephone as a modem. To do so, you should first make sure that you can:

    * Connect to the Internet over GPRS using the WAP browser in your telephone

    * Connect your Macintosh to your mobile phone over IrDA or Bluetooth.

    Once you can do these two things, you can set up your computer to use the telephone as a wireless modem to connect to the Internet.

    Important: GPRS data services and Internet access are typically optional offerings. Ask your mobile phone operator about GPRS availability in your area, and what the subscription fees and service charges are.

    Connecting to the Internet over GPRS using the WAP browser in your telephone Most recent mobile phones allow wireless Internet access right on the phone.

    This service uses the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and a "microbrowser" in the telephone to allow you to browse the Internet.

    Before you try to connect your Mac to the Internet using your telephone as a wireless modem, you should first make sure that you can connect to the Internet using the WAP microbrowser over GPRS.

    Not all telephones that use WAP have a GPRS data feature, and not all mobile telephone operators offer a GPRS service--even if your telephone is capable of using it.

    1. Make sure your mobile phone is capable of using your operator's GPRS data service. Some phones may only be able to use WAP over circuit-switched data (CSD) connections. In this case you won't be able to use your phone as a wireless modem.

    2. Subscribe to the GPRS data service.

    3. Configure your telephone with the necessary network settings to use your operator's GPRS data service. The GPRS settings used by your mobile phone operator may already be saved on the phone's SIM card. If this is the case, you need only select this setting or profile. If not, your operator should have given you these settings, and explained how to enter them into your telephone.

    Typically, these settings include:

    o GPRS dial-up number

    o APN (Access Point Name)

    o User ID

    o Password

    o IP Address

    o DNS Address

    o other advanced settings such as authentication, data compression, header compression, and quality of service

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    New update:

    ggoodale:

    Not sure if many Mac users frequent this board, but just in case:

    If you're interested using your Pearl as a modem via bluetooth, I've written a modem script for OS X. As I'm a new member, I can't post links, but you can grab a copy off of my blog, which is linked in my profile. Comments, suggestions and bug reports welcome. I'm getting between 130 and 150kbps download speeds according to Speakeasy's speed tests.

    ggoodale's Blog: http://www.fibble.org

    Use your BlackBerry Pearl as a Bluetooth Modem under OS X:
    http://www.fibble.org/archives/000508.html

    Enjoy!

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    Re: How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

    If you have the WAP APN on Cingular, I guess you could just pop your SIM into a Bluetooth phone and get an internet connection...
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    Re: How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

    Afaict, after reading countless web pages, there is no currently known method of using a BB as a modem from a Mac.

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    Re: How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

    Mainly, we just need a modem script, right?

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    Re: How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

    would be great to get more information here. Have a IntelMac and I am not able to the following things:

    - upgrade firmware
    - load applications

    RIM can You please support the Mac, thank You.

    Cheers Mafoe

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    Re: How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

    I've been told that there are 3rd party softwares that will not only allow you to be able to use the BB as a modem but for broadband access. Verizon is currently only supporting a few phones for this feature and the BB is not one of them.

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    This link is very helpful and points to the new scripts. Had my 8310 up and working in 15 mins!
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    lol~~ it seems good! very thanks
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