Need help configuring 7100G as modem
Have read all the info regarding using the 7100 as a modem on Cingular, but having a problem finding the BES configuration that needs to be changed. Can anyone point me to where on the BES I can find the setting for IPModem? I've looked everywhere. I am running BES 4.0, so according to the threads I've read, I should see it.
Cingular and the 7290 - works, sort of
Well, I got it to work with the help of a Cingular tech. rep.
The only change to any of the information posted here was the advanced modem init. string. I was told to use: AT+cgdcont=1,"IP","proxy"
I don't think that I've seen that string posted here before. I was still using the WAP@ sign-on and password. When I used the init. string posted here all I got was a 734 error.
There is also a special number at Cingular that deals with Blackberries and "data" related stuff. the number is: 800-552-3373. Note, that these are not the guys that helped me get it working. I was referred to them only when I started asking about billing. One of their automated options is even about using a Blackberry as a modem - I almost fell out of my chair when I got to that one!!
They said that even with an Unlimited Data plan, using the Blackberry as a laptop modem wouldn't be covered and each Kbyte would be billable. They also said that there wasn't a plan that covered use of the blackberry as a modem and they had no plans to create one. Now, they also said that even though it was billable it probably woudn't show up on your account as a charge, but "may" in the future. How's that for a specific answer? I've talked with over 6 different people/groups/supervisors at Cingular now about this and this guy/group is the only one that thinks that the modem use isn't covered under the unlimited data plan, but that they just don't happen to be actually billing it right now. They were very nice and offered to sell me an additonal plan to use a card in the laptop for an additonal $79 a month, however. Thank you for using Cingular... :smile:
Hope that this helps somebody. Thanks for all of the help here!!!
BES Setting for Modem
It is something like "Disable IP Modem". the default is to false, so it should be on unless you do something to turn it off (I mean on - I just love double negatives). I found it for our IS guys by pulling down the pdf documentation and searching for "Modem" - there weren't that many hits so it didn't take long.
Hope that this helps.
i know people have successfully tethered their 7100t/7290 to their pc with the usb cable-my question is, how do you do it with the mac? :-)
it shows up as a network port, but what script do i need? how do i set it up?
PS-anyone know how to enable netmonitor style mode on the bb? i depend on this on my 6230b
No Com 6???
If Someone can help me , It would be much appreciated. I have t mobile. I was on the phone with them for an hour or so. The tech gave up trying when my computer would not recognize the Blackberry as a com 6 port. I have 4 and 5 there already , but my laptop is not recognizing the blackberry as a modem in com 6. This was the final straw for the tech and he told me to come here!!!!! Go Figure. Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks Mike
Mike, I'm not sure this is the correct spot for you to post that, it's called thread jacking.
BUT, you can try reloading the OS, and see if that helps.
So, if I need to tether, I hold my nose and boot the windoze partition. Of coures, if I think I may need to do that before I travel, I make sure my virus/spyware/gatesbugs updates are current.
um, i have an idea :-) send me the modem driver, and il putz with it :-) hehe i think i know how i can make this work-at least for a mac :-)
Success with T-Mobile in the UK. Add modem initialization string of +cgdcont=1,"IP","general.t-mobile.uk". Phone number is *99# with username "user" and password "pass". I had to ask T-Mobile (UK) to add general.t-mobile.uk to my account before it worked. Be aware that this data transfer is not part of your Blackberry data allowance, so weighs in at £7.50 per Mb or you can take out a monthly allowance.
7100G - Help with Plan
I have tried everything listed on this site, and called Cingular to be told it is not supported. I have a 7100G with the BB unlimited plan. I have been told that data connect or media net is extra. I get error 734 everytime I try to connect. I assume the problem is with my plan. Any ideas??
I was just told that I have to have laptop connect for 79.99 a month to get it to work!
My plan looks like this:
CALL FORWARDING N/C $0.00
CALL WAITING N/C $0.00
DETAILED BILLING N/C $0.00
CALLER ID N/C $0.00
BASIC VOICEMAIL-N/C $0.00
/ANYTIME MIN ROLLOVER $0.00
/2000 ANYTIME MINS $0.00
/UNLIMITED M2M EXPND MINS $0.00
/NATION GAIT/GSM $0.00
CANADIAN DATA ROAMING $0.00
NO LONG DISTANCE WHILE ROAMING $0.00
CINGULAR NATIONWIDE TOLL FREE $0.00
OFF-NETWORK ROAM $0.00
/UNLIMITED EXPANDED M2M-N/C $0.00
/UNLIMITED NIGHT & WEEKEND CTH $0.00
ROAMER ADMIN FEE EXCLUSION $0.00
BB UNL ADD ON $44.99
/TEXT MSG PAY PER USE $0.00
/BB UNL ADD ON $0.00
This can be done with Cingular, but you can waste a lot of time doing it. My pitiful, but successful, story is at
Bottom line: 10+ phone calls which averaged 1hr each
Once you get an ssh client to work, you're set with Cingular. Now you gotta get the drivers figured out.
Has anyone got it to work through the blackberry.net apn instead of wap.cingular. If so then we probably don't have to sign up for the media plan.
Newbie here, so pls be patient...
Great forum, thanks to all for the hard work and all the useful information.
I have a 7290 on T Mobile UK and after many hits and misses, (loosely based on the T Mobile US configuration) I managed to connect to the modem (ie I have an enabled connection going in my taskbar) but cannot surf or do anything with it... checking on the status, I see packets being sent but nothing received...
I guess it could be reported as a "success" but.. so near and yet so far! can anyone help? Where am I going wrong?
Edit: Just checked my Desktop Manager version and it's 220.127.116.11 ...could this be the problem?
I signed up for MediaNet Unlimited and 30 seconds later it worked!! What does anybody think about cancelling the BB plan and using just MediaNet with a 3rd party email add on?
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