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Old 03-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
hondaguy900
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Hi everyone,

It took a few days - but I finally got tethering working on Ubuntu using bbtether v0.3a. BBTether - Easy Tethering for Blackberry on Linux and other Unix'es [Thibaut Colar's Home]

Here are my hardware specs:
Laptop: Acer Aspire One A150
Blackberry: Blackberry Curve 8330 v4.5.0.77 (Verizon)
Linux: Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 kernel 2.6.27-7
Connection: USB

Instructions:
0. This script requires python, pppd, libusb and the python usb(pyusb) module installed:
sudo apt-get install python libusb-dev ppp python-usb
1. Go to website above, download bbtether.tgz to your home folder, and extract it.
2. Go into the bbtether\conf folder and replace the contents of the verizon and verizon-chat files with the following text:

verizon
lcp-echo-failure 0
lcp-echo-interval 0

#nodetach
#debug debug debug

connect xxx8220;/usr/sbin/chat -f conf/verizon-chatxxx8221;
replacedefaultroute
show-password
115200
crtscts
noipdefault
ipcp-accept-local
defaultroute
usepeerdns
novj
nobsdcomp
novjccomp
nopcomp
noaccomp
noauth
user xxx8220;1234567890@vzw3g.comxxx8221; #replace with your phone number
password 1234567890 #replace with your phone number


verizon-chat
ABORT xxx8220;BUSYxxx8221;
ABORT xxx8220;ERRORxxx8221;
ABORT xxx8220;NO DIALTONExxx8221;
ABORT xxx8220;NO CARRIERxxx8221;
xxx8217;xxx8217; +++AT
xxx8217;xxx8217; ATZ
OK AT&F
OK ATE0V1
OK AT
OK ATS0=0
OK ATDT#777
CONNECT
~p

3. Open terminal, change directory to bbtether and run the following command:
sudo python bbtether.py verizon -m

You will now be connected to the internet using tethering. Use CTRL-C to disconnect.

Last edited by hondaguy900 : 03-24-2009 at 07:45 PM.
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