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lieb39 10-16-2006 03:18 AM

Australia YES! Optus users - this works:
Extra settings: +cgdcont=1,"IP","internet"
than use *99# without any username or password.

Woo!

-lieb39

tommyboy 10-19-2006 04:05 AM

Cingular 8700c
 
I have a recently signed up 8700c w/Cingular service. I presume since it was signed up recently, it must be "orange", however, I had to use wap.cingular to get it to connect. I connect, and get an IP, however I don't seem to have any connectivity:

Code:

C:\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

PPP adapter Cingular:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.118.183.18
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.118.183.18

C:\>ping 4.2.2.2

Pinging 4.2.2.2 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\>tracert 4.2.2.2

Tracing route to vnsc-bak.sys.gtei.net [4.2.2.2]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1  478 ms  400 ms  359 ms  172.26.248.2
  2  320 ms  359 ms  329 ms  172.26.248.2
  3  310 ms  326 ms  347 ms  10.245.1.3
  4  316 ms  311 ms  347 ms  10.249.10.3
  5    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  6    *    ^C

As you can see, I can connect, and have connectivity to a PPP server, but can't seem to leave the immediate network. I have the unlimited data plan. Is there something I need to enable for this to work? What am I missing?

Bambi005 10-19-2006 09:04 PM

Ok my modem connects but when i lauch IE on my laptop, no web page loads. I am doing this on the blackberry pearl

TxAdam 10-21-2006 11:45 AM

I'm getting an error 736 message. Any ideas?

Update: Disregard... Resolved the error message by updating the init string:

at+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular"

Works like a champ now! Currently connected through BB Modem

Hazzrdd1 10-23-2006 05:38 PM

Pearl with MAC
 
I have an 8100 on T mobile and have been going crazy trying to get it to sync with my powerbook g4. I have read countless forums and have seen that some have had luck, but their methods have not worked for me. T mobile is absolutely no help.

Pocketmac 4.0 starts but never completes a sync session. HELP PLEASE!!

thanks

ngc1976 10-25-2006 02:01 AM

Blackberry 8707g with Singtel
 
Singapore YES! Singtel users - this works:
Extra settings: +cgdcont=1,"IP","internet"
than use *99# without any username or password

Silver TT 10-25-2006 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxAdam
I'm getting an error 736 message. Any ideas?

Update: Disregard... Resolved the error message by updating the init string:

at+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular"

Works like a champ now! Currently connected through BB Modem

I had the exact same issue, made the above change, and now I get on fine. Seems to work great although I don't have full EDGE service where I am testing it now so I hope its faster in other locations. Feels like about a 26k right now although it says 115k.

I am using a Blackberry 8700c on Cingular. Here is what I found for those of you still having trouble:

1. You do need this thread, not the one listed above:
at+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular"

2. You DO NOT NEED to call Cingular to have them add all those line items to your bill. (at least I didn't)

Jack T. Chance 10-26-2006 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wocampb
There is an easy way to use your Blackberry on Nextel's service as a dial-up modem. I use mine every once in a while via Bluetooth connection but know it also works as a USB connection also. If you would like to know how to do this then please e-mail me as I will not post the details of it online. E-mail me at [email address]

So, let me get this straight. You have finally figured out how to successfully use a Nextel BlackBerry as a tethered modem, something that NO ONE ELSE on these forums has been able to do after just about 2 YEARS of trying, and you don't even have the decency to post that info on this thread for others to see?

LAME! :-P

Besides, speaking only for myself, and I am unanimous in this, the ability to use my BB 7520 as a tethered modem is now a moot point. Sprint has taken the best cell phone network I've ever used (best at meeting my personal needs, that is... I'm not trying to speak for anyone else) and they've degraded it to the point where it now gives the same "quality" of service that Sprint's network is infamous for. It's now unreliable as hell! I'm getting way too many dropped calls and calls that simply don't go through, something that never used to happen when Nextel was actually NEXTEL, not Sprint! So, I'm done. Within the next couple weeks, I'll be buying a BB 8703e on Verizon. Assuming it works where I need it to work, when I need it to work, the way that I need it to work, I will then port my phone # from Sprint Nextel over to Verizon, and Sprint can kiss my arse! :-P

P.S. BTW, if you'd made your post about 6 months earlier, I might've actually emailed you, because 6 months ago I actually wanted to use my 7520 as a wireless modem. But at that time, no one had reported any luck in getting it to work. *shrugs*

pschaars 10-27-2006 11:01 PM

I have an 8100 Pearl.

With a fresh install of Desktop Manager and the following settings:
Standard Modem
+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"

Dial: *99#

I was successful. But only once. If I disconnect and try to reconnect I get:
"All devices connected.

Error 50: The request is not supported."

any thoughts??

pschaars 10-27-2006 11:28 PM

quick update:

instead of un-installing/re-installing everything, I tried rebooting the computer.

When I tried again, I received an error (762?) saying the computer and the remote computer could not agree on a PPP. I remembered that one setting people were playing with was "use IP header compression" which is under the heading "PPP Link." (Settings->Network Connections->T-Mobile GPRS->Properties->Networking->Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)->Properties->Advanced)

I unchecked this box. Back to Error 50. Rebooted again. Now it works but only till I disconnect. then I have to reboot again.

Any thoughts?

p.s. I am with T-Mobile on the EDGE network.

dallen121167 11-02-2006 10:59 AM

Help!
 
I am a new user to my Blackberry 7130e. I am on the sprint network. I am trying to download voice tones to my phone and keep getting an http 405 or 406 error that says: The page you are trying to load is not supported by the browserl Please try loading a different page.

I have successfully downloaded one ringtone from Jamster but have not been able to use any of the other ringtone services I have used in the past. Can someone please assist and let me know if there is a setting that needs to be changed etc.

Thanks
D

seefactor 11-02-2006 03:28 PM

Hi all,

New Sprint 7130e user here and thanks to all who contributed for the great instruction on getting the BB up and running as a modem. I was a little concerned when it didn't work right away but paging down a few threads was the sage advice "must have desktop manager running" - worked after that!!!

Cheers,
Greg

jlevi 11-04-2006 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon
Preliminary tests by someone, indicates the 7250 does indeed have a modem built in.

However, the modem doesn't appear to be fully enabled by Verizon yet -- An Error 678 occurs when trying to connect to Verizon's network.

Keep testing...

Did we ever get past this?

U_did_what 11-07-2006 08:44 PM

Has anyone tried to use a BB for on-line gaming?

spankdog 11-10-2006 04:56 PM

Ok i need some help. I've got an T-Mobile 8700g and I cant seem to get the modem installed. Ive tried re-installing the desktop manager and still have no luck. I can see my RIM Virtual Serial Ports in the device manager and when i go to add the modem i only have Standard Modem>Communications cable between two computers and parallal cable between two computers. I've made sure that IPModem is enabled on my BES and I still cant seem to get the modem installed. Anyone have any ideas? thanks

spankdog 11-12-2006 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spankdog
Ok i need some help. I've got an T-Mobile 8700g and I cant seem to get the modem installed. Ive tried re-installing the desktop manager and still have no luck. I can see my RIM Virtual Serial Ports in the device manager and when i go to add the modem i only have Standard Modem>Communications cable between two computers and parallal cable between two computers. I've made sure that IPModem is enabled on my BES and I still cant seem to get the modem installed. Anyone have any ideas? thanks

I just installed the software on another PC and i was able to get the standard modem this time. I tried to remove all the software from my PC and reinstall again but I still cant get the modem to appear on this PC. Anyone have any luck getting the modem to install when it didnt the first few times?

richnovak 12-03-2006 03:25 PM

Using a 7310e on US Cellular
 
I am thinking about getting a 7130e from US Cellular. I asked the rep and he said they do not support tethering. Does anyone know if any 3rd party apps will support this like SharkModem etc? I see no references to US Cellular any where.

Thanks.

sarumo123 12-04-2006 04:30 AM

IP Modem Function in Japan w/ docomo blackberry.
 
Hi,

Great resources on this site!
If you have the Japan NTT Docomo Blackberry solution then IP Modem functionality is possible.
Following instructions are for non-techs that want to give it a go:-

Must have the Blackberry driver installed to detect it as a modem. Will have one of the higher available COM ports.
Must have the Blackberry Desktop Manager software installed.

Must subscribe to the “Mopera U light plan”. Contact docomo to it added to your contract. It costs 300 yen monthly. (FYI There is also an email MOpera plan at 500 monthly which is the same thing with an email address).
You will not get this Mopera service as standard when ordering a blackberry!

Find the blackberry modem in control panel.

View Properties ->Advanced.
Extra Settings:
“Extra Initialization Commands.”
Add this line exactly as it looks(technically you don’t need the ‘at’).
at+cgdcont=1,"IP","mopera.net"

Then create a new network connection as a standard dial up modem.
Select your BB modem and name the connection accordingly.

No ID or password is required.(My preference is to set the password to blank. Otherwise it may grab your PC login ID.)

Number to Dial is:

*99#

Must have the Desktop Manager Software running when using the BB as an IP Modem.

NonCom 12-06-2006 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver TT
1. You do need this thread, not the one listed above:
at+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.cingular"

2. You DO NOT NEED to call Cingular to have them add all those line items to your bill. (at least I didn't)

Thanks to the originator of the instructions and all the posters updating information. I just purchased an 8100 on Cing Orange, followed the instructions (modified with the "wap.cingular") and it works GREAT. I have BES UNL, so I hope it won't show up as a $1,000 bill!!

Have you gotten a bill yet since using the "wap.cingular" setting?

I was wondering though, I had previously done something like this on my Treo and when using "wap.cingular", the Username was then WAP@ rather than ISPDA@.

Below are instructions I found that are similar to what I used before my BB:

Connection Name: whatever you want i named mine wap.cingular
Modem: bluetooth dialup modem
Phone number: *99***1# (turn dialing rules off)
Username: [email address]
Password: CINGULAR1
**click advanced tab**
Baud rate: whatever i use 19200
uncheck wait for dial tone before dialing
Extra dial string: +CGDCONT=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR" (case sensitive and that is an O not a zero)

Again - thanks to everyone for all that I've gleaned on BBF!

jm4BBPearl 12-09-2006 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NonCom
Thanks to the originator of the instructions and all the posters updating information. I just purchased an 8100 on Cing Orange, followed the instructions (modified with the "wap.cingular") and it works GREAT. I have BES UNL, so I hope it won't show up as a $1,000 bill!!

Have you gotten a bill yet since using the "wap.cingular" setting?

I was wondering though, I had previously done something like this on my Treo and when using "wap.cingular", the Username was then WAP@ rather than ISPDA@.

Below are instructions I found that are similar to what I used before my BB:

Connection Name: whatever you want i named mine wap.cingular
Modem: bluetooth dialup modem
Phone number: *99***1# (turn dialing rules off)
Username: [email address]
Password: CINGULAR1
**click advanced tab**
Baud rate: whatever i use 19200
uncheck wait for dial tone before dialing
Extra dial string: +CGDCONT=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR" (case sensitive and that is an O not a zero)

Again - thanks to everyone for all that I've gleaned on BBF!

My thanks as well to everyone who contributes to this forum!

I just got my Pearl from Cingular (Philadelphia, PA area) and, thanks to the instructions here, I was able to set it up as a cellular modem! I'm posting this while connected thru the Pearl :)

I travel for work several times a year and, since my company wouldn't foot the bill for my new BB (not 100% travel) and wouldn't let me on the corporate BES with my own device, this will make it possible for me to tunnel into my corp network to access my emails while in airports and coffee shops.

I REALLY enjoy this phone, It's the best phone I've ever owned. I put BestSkinsEver protection on it (great product) and ordered the case from RIM (great case).

Thanks again to all.

Jeff


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