How to use a BlackBerry as Modem!

Would you like to use your BlackBerry as a Modem?

 

***  NOTE  ***

Blackberry Desktop Software must be installed and running in order to use a

Blackberry as a tethered modem


**  Check with your carrier to make sure no additional charges will apply for Tethering  **



 

Step 1 – set up Internet Access Point name – One time  set up only

To set up an Internet access point name (APN) – for GSM devices only – complete the following steps:

  1. On the computer, click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Select Phone and Modem Options.
  3. Select the Modems tab.
  4. Select Standard Modem and click Properties.
  5. Click 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”,”

** contact your carrier if the Internet APN is unknown,.

  1. Click OK.
  2. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK.


 

Step 2: Set up Dial Up Network – one time set up only

To set up  Dial Up Network, complete the following steps for the appropriate operating system.


Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows icon.
  2. In the search bar, type Set up Connection or Network.
  3. Click Set up a dial-up connection.
  4. Perform the appropriate step :
    • If Blackberry is operating on GPRS or EDGE networks, type *99# in the Dial-Up Phone number field, and click Next.
    • If Blackberry is operating on UMTS networks, type *98# in the Dial-Up Phone number field, and click Next.
    • If BlackBerry is operating  on CDMA or 1x / EVDO networks, type #777 in the Dial-Up Phone number field, and click Next.
  1. Type the user name and password provided by the carrier . If provider has confirmed that this information is not required, leave the fields blank.
  2. In the Connection Name field type BlackBerry.
  3. Click Dialing Rules.
  4. Select  profile created in Step 1 and then click OK.
  5. Select Connect to establish an Internet connection.

 

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Connect To.
  3. Click Set up a connection or network.
  4. Click Set up a dialup connection.
  5. Perform the appropriate step :
    • If Blackberry is operating on GPRS or EDGE networks, type *99# in the Phone number field, and click Next.
    • If Blackberry is operating on UMTS networks, type *98# in the Phone number field, and click Next.
    • If BlackBerry is operating  on CDMA or 1x / EVDO networks, type #777 in the Phone number field, and click Next.
  1. enter the user name and password provided by the carrier. If the provider has confirmed that this information is not required, leave the fields blank.
  2. In the Connection Name field type BlackBerry.
  3. Click Dialing Rules.
  4. Select  profile created in Step 1 and then click OK.
  5. Select Connect to establish an Internet connection.

 

Windows XP

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network Connections.
  2. Click Create a New Connection. The New Connection Wizard opens.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the Connect to the Internet option, and then click Next.
  5. Select Set up my connection manually, and then click Next.
  6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem, and then click Next.
  7. In the Select a Device screen, select the Modem – Standard Modem check box, and then click Next.
  8. In the ISP Name field, type a name for the desired connection, and then click Next.
  9. Perform the appropriate step:
    • If Blackberry is operating on GPRS or EDGE networks, type *99# in the Phone number field, and clickNext.
    • If Blackberry is operating on UMTS networks, type *98# in the Phone number field, and click Next.
    • If BlackBerry is operating  on CDMA or 1x / EVDO networks, type #777 in the Phone number field, and click Next.
  1. Indicate which users will have access to the connection, and then click Next.
  2. Type the user name and password provided by the carrier. If the provider has confirmed that this information is not required, leave the fields blank. Click Next.
  3. Click Finish.
  4. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  5. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, and then click Configure.
  6. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure that none of the other check boxes are selected.
  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Properties window, click OK.

 

Windows 2000

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
  3. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Choose Dial-up to private network, and then click Next.
  6. Perform the appropriate step:
    • If Blackberry is operating on GPRS or EDGE networks, type *99# in the Phone number field, and clickNext.
    • If Blackberry is operating on UMTS networks, type *98# in the Phone number field, and click Next.
    • If BlackBerry is operating  on CDMA or 1x / EVDO networks, type #777 in the Phone number field, and click Next.
  1. Indicate which users will have access to the connection, and then click Next.
  2. Type a name for the connection, and then click Finish.
  3. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  4. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem is selected, and then click Configure.
  5. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure that none of the other check boxes are selected.
  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Properties window, click OK.


 

Step 3 Connect  to Internet

To connect to the Internet using DUN, complete the following steps:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry to the computer.
  2. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, and verify that the BlackBerry Desktop Manager displays Connected. The BlackBerry  must be identified by BlackBerry Desktop Manager in order for the modem to establish a connection.
  3. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network Connections > .
  4. If the carrier requires a username and password to make this connection, enter details. Otherwise, leave the fields blank.
  5. Click Dial.

 

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