View Full Version : Idea about modem and the internet service

05-27-2005, 11:25 AM
Hello forum,

Maybe I am dreaming but I am thinking very much about this:

Vodafone Spain is providing email and web navigation at plain tarif of 25 per month which is what I have... I use BWC for email.

I can navigate as much as I want with no extra cost with the BB browser... but when I try to configure SSH or Verichat and I add TCP connection with

APN: airtelnet.es
L: wap@<hidden>
P: wap125

I get billed for the tarif of GPRS which is not really cheap.

So as I have web, and email I was thinking if it's possible to connect the blackberry as a modem and then get web free on the notebook (using the settings of the service book or whatever has to be done).

Does it makes sense to you experts?


05-27-2005, 11:53 AM
been discussed in the thread using balckberry as a modem check it out pretty useful info

05-27-2005, 11:58 AM
Thanks Dawg, but I've been checking it and I find how to do it as GPRS but not throgh the Internet Service of the BB. Correct me if I'm wrong please.-

05-27-2005, 12:07 PM
Check out this thread

05-27-2005, 12:20 PM
Thank you for the information Dawg, I did that already and configured the modem and now I am trying to connect.

The point that I meant is that I can navigate throught the web via BlackBerry with no charge, I guess cause it uses different APN for the BLACKBERRY connection, but when I configure the modem to use the APN for Vodafone mentioned in other FAQ:

APN: airtelnet.es
L: wap@<hidden>
P: wap125

Then I get billed for that traffic.

Isn't there any way to navigate from my laptop over the web as if I were using the BlackBerry browser and then not to be billed for it?

05-28-2005, 07:47 AM

Well after many tries I passed from "not able to connect" 784 error If i don't remember bad, to connected to the network.

I used other APN different from the VODAFONE ES default GPRS APN. I used blackberry.net APN.... I can't browse anything by now, but I generate traffic pinging the ip i get and so on and I don't get billed for that traffic as when I use the airtelnet.es APN. This means that I am going on the good way.

Now I have to make the browser to work and I don't know where to start from... I've tried putting DNS servers found in this forum etc... as well I think I may need a proxy configuration on my browser...

Please let me know if you have any advice!

Best regards!

05-29-2005, 07:37 AM
I confirm that I connect succesfully with a 7100V with blackberry.net APN, but can navigate with it. I guess something to do with DNS or other network config...

Does anybody have a suggestion?