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    Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

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    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: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    welcome aboard! Great to have you sorry about the anti-SPAM limitations. It will be replaced with a less intrusive method over the weekend.

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    I definitely understand the need - thanks for the edits and the sticky!

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    sweet! now i just have to buy a pearl!
    no chance of it working on an 8700c huh?

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by digitalslack
    sweet! now i just have to buy a pearl!
    no chance of it working on an 8700c huh?
    Sorry, but the 8700 series appears to be lacking a key Bluetooth profile to make this work. If RIM ever enables the standard Dial-Up Networking profile on the 8700, I'll give it a shot.

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    Hey everyone! I've updated the directions for installing and setting up my script over on my blog - if you were having trouble getting things working, give the new directions a shot and see if they clear things up a bit.

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by ggoodale
    Sorry, but the 8700 series appears to be lacking a key Bluetooth profile to make this work. If RIM ever enables the standard Dial-Up Networking profile on the 8700, I'll give it a shot.
    maybe with the next version!
    btw if you can make the 8700 work there are people out there that will pay for the code.
    I saw one site that was taking collections and awarding them to the person that could make it work.
    i think they were up to a few grand
    might want to google around

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    this sounds really great this would mean that you could use your mac to get online from anywhere...... I am still using OSX 10.2 will it still work for my ibook....
    (I know I need to upgrade to Tiger
    thanks for the info

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTXn
    this sounds really great this would mean that you could use your mac to get online from anywhere...... I am still using OSX 10.2 will it still work for my ibook....
    (I know I need to upgrade to Tiger
    thanks for the info
    Hmm - sorry, no clue. I don't have an older version of OS X to test on - try it out and post your results here!

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    ggoodale, great job. I got 153K/34K using Powerbook G4 with OS 10.3.9

    LGV

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by LGV2006
    ggoodale, great job. I got 153K/34K using Powerbook G4 with OS 10.3.9

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    Really! That's the fastest upload speed I've heard - fully four times faster than anything I've seen. Where did you test your speed, and where are you located?

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    this is awsome! Now i dont have to get into windows just to get on the net when im away from home. Thanks for the great Script. Shes working awsome on the net

    -Justin

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    Test Driving to work. Full Bars on EDGE
    127k/9k and once i got 101k/10k

    not bad for a MAC...LOL Pretty sweet if you ask me. Thanks for the script work Grant!

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    Re: Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

    This is absolutely wonderful: It works like a charm! Kudos Mr. ModemBerry!

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    Excelent fix for us mac users. Thanks. One problem i am hoping someone can help me with. I keep getting disconnected. The message is "The connection was terminated because the other side is not responding. Please try again." That's word for word cause it just happened while I was typing this.

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