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    Blackberry Bold Tethering?



    So how about this phone? Anyone tether it using bluetooth for use as a modem for their front-end software?
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    I do it all the time for traffic on my TomTom and have done it before on my laptop. Basically pair it up and us the standard dialup settings for cingular/AT&T. The one additional thing you need to do to make it work is go to Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Modems->Bluetooth Modem->Advanced and enter the following in the Extra initialization commands box:

    add AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","wap.cingular"

    This is for XP and it is similar in Vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxRacr View Post


    So how about this phone? Anyone tether it using bluetooth for use as a modem for their front-end software?
    It works just fine using the standard AT&T/Cingular settings the thign you need to do is to add the following under Device Manager->Modems->Bluetooth Modem->Advanced->Extra initialization commands:

    AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","wap.cingular"

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    thats what i plan on doing. i have an 8330, but i used to tether my old 8700.

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    the one thing that makes me not so thrilled with using my phone as a modem is that if someone tries to call me, it will immediatly cut out the modem and i lose internet......which isn't so bad on the road i suppose cause i wont be doing any major web surfing while on the road, but still.....it's dialup, so its slow, so things wont pop up quite as fast while on the road...

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    If you want 3G speeds, you have two options. You can use TetherBerry or PDAnet for BlackBerry. PDAnet gives you a free trial and TetherBerry is working on that. I have tried both and they work well. Both programs funnel traffic thru your devices internet connection so that you don't get charged for the data usage on your BB data plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtnitehawk View Post
    the one thing that makes me not so thrilled with using my phone as a modem is that if someone tries to call me, it will immediatly cut out the modem and i lose internet......
    What provider do you have? If it is CDMA or GSM/EDGE you will always lose the data connection when you are on a call. However on UMTS/HSDPA you will not.

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    Too bad PDANet is only available for one BlackBerry (Storm) currently....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_S4 View Post
    It works just fine using the standard AT&T/Cingular settings the thign you need to do is to add the following under Device Manager->Modems->Bluetooth Modem->Advanced->Extra initialization commands:

    AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","wap.cingular"
    what are the "standard" settings?

    I'm using Bluesoleil 6 and it connects to my Bold, I added that init string to the modem settings, but even though bluesoleil says it's connected to bluetooth dun...no data is sent or recieved. I don't care about speed much, and I'd like to try to avoid buying tetherberry if at all possible.

    nvm.... found my own answer
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/wire...ess-modem.html

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    I personally plan to use tetherberry because I think it is crazy to pay an extra $30/month for LESS data! (5GB w/ tethering vs unlimited otherwise)

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