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    Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

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    Hey just wondering if any one knows the process to setup tethering on an 8800 with a laptop.

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

    You have to get the tethering package thru Cingular. They told me it was $74.99/mo. They also said if I get that package I could get the internet at home, but when I wasn't home that I couldn't get internet on my BB. via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

    you can download cingular communication manager and install it then it does the rest .you have to have desktop manager installed and it cost me a extra $60 a month .

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ or maybe you could one switch to tmobile which does not charge anything extra to tether you BB.

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

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    I use a 8800 as a tethered modem all the time and don't pay any additional charges. There is a string in forums on how to set up your laptop and BB as a tethered modem. Follow the instuctions for Cingular.

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

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    I use a 8800 as a tethered modem all the time and don't pay any additional charges. There is a string in forums on how to set up your laptop and BB as a tethered modem. Follow the instuctions for Cingular.
    How are you using the 8800 as a modem? I don't see any modem drivers in the sw...did you use shark modem?

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

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    You don't need a driver. See the tethered modem string in forums. Basically, you set up a new network connection on your laptop dialing *99#. You need to go into TCP on you bb and also change some settings. Sorry, don't mean to be cryptic but I'm on the road.

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

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    Do a search on these forums, it may be in 8100. There are instructions to tether both devices which hit everything step by step.
    I hate how cingular makes it this difficult to do something tmo let's you do for free and even will troubleshoot with you over the phone.

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

    You're taking a risk when you tether with Cingular without the appropriate plan. They have and do charge people woh tether at the per-use rate. However, there are those who have been able to get by without getting caught. Just be aware of what can happen down the road.

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    Re: Tethering with 8800 on the Cingular Network

    Task 1
    Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later on the computer.
    When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software, the drivers that allow the BlackBerry device to communicate through the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and virtual COM port are installed. The Standard Modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.
    Note: If 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.
    Task 2
    Set up an 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. Click on Change Settings.
    6. In the Standard Modem Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
    7. In the Extra initialization commands field, type the following:
    +cgdcont=1,"IP","<your Internet APN>"
    Note: The following is applicable for T-Mobile customers only:
    The Extra initialization command is: +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"
    Note: If you do not know your Internet APN, or if you do not have an Internet APN, contact your service provider.
    1. Click OK.
    2. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK.
    Task 3
    To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that is appropriate to the operating system you are using:
    Windows Vista
    Go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Phone and Modem Options
    If opening Phone and Modem Options for the first time, a dialog box displays prompting you to enter an area code and access codes.
    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 Set up 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. Type 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. 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.
    Note: The following is applicable for T-Mobile customers only:
    Under the networking tab in the properties window for the dial-up connection, Enable LCP Extensions must be unchecked, as well as every other box beneath the PPP window.
    1. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
    2. Click Next.
    3. Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
    4. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
    5. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
    6. Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
    7. In the Connect window, click Properties.
    8. In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem is selected, then click Configure.
    9. 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.
    10. In the Properties window, click OK.

    Task 4
    After creating the dial-up network connection, open BlackBerry Desktop Manager and select Connection Settings from the Options menu. Instead of selecting USB-PIN, select the COM port (COM3 for example). Check Enable USB-to-serial converter compatibility.
    Important: Do not click on Detect. Click OK instead. BlackBerry Desktop Manager shows disconnected. You should now be able to connect successfully.
    Note: BlackBerry Desktop Manager must be running for the tethered modem to function.
    If Microsoft Outlook® is not operating in cache mode, you might receive a message indicating that BlackBerry Desktop Manager cannot contact the messaging server. If this message appears, click Cancel to proceed.


    Task 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. Also, make sure an ethernet connection is not active at the same time.
    1. Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer.
    2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
    3. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > <name of your new connection>.
    4. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider.
    5. Click Dial.

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