[User] Use BlackBerry As Modem For Laptop! [NEW VERSION 2.0]
HOWTO: BlackBerry As Modem For Laptop
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I Dial My ISP?
A: No, you cannot and you should not. You should use the existing Internet connection that is built into the BlackBerry, which is accessed by simply dialing *99# .... You can probably access your ISP email normally, regardless, though.
Q: Will It Cost Money To Stay Connected?
A: You can stay connected 24/7 without any airtime charges. It's the amount of data you download that matters. BlackBerry is always-on and it costs nothing to simply idle in a connected manner, if you're not running any software. Make sure Windows Updates are disabled for dialup connections, as you don't want Windows to gobble up bandwidth.
Q: What Data Download Charges Will I Incur?
For some carriers such as Rogers, the data charges will come out of the same existing BlackBerry plan that is used for email and web browsing. If you are on an unlimited data plan, be very careful! For example, Rogers Unlimited has a hidden 25 megabyte softcap on the Unlimited plan. AT&T charges separately for data. Some carriers are very generous with their unlimited plans; so you may never run into trouble. T-Mobile charges $29.99 extra for truly unlimited data. Other carriers may charge more (up to $150 for unlimited data). Other carriers will hit you with extra charges even on an unlimited plan. Surfing through the laptop will no doubt consume data more quickly. Instant message chats do not take much bandwidth, while heavy web surfing will gobble a lot of your data.
Q: I have BES. Can I use data over my BES connection instead of carrier data?
A: You can do this by using Shark Modem instead, at MobiShark Online Blackberry Store: Blackberry as a modem. This is third party modem software that can bypass several limitations of the modem software built into the BlackBerry.
Q: Why Use A Laptop?
A: A laptop is still useful for occasional untethered use for things BlackBerry cannot easily do inexpensively for the average user, such as grabbing a forgotten PowerPoint presentation from your home desktop computer via remote control, or running a proprietary application. Chatting via instant messaging is a lot more fun on a regular laptop keyboard if you're parked at a Starbucks or sitting on a 3-hour train trip. You can also write your occasional 2-hour-long supersized email reply by laptop keyboard instead of BlackBerry thumb keyboard. You can easily send Microsoft Office attachments directly from your laptop. Even from hotel while travelling. Some web pages will not load on the BlackBerry itself. Online banking. Etc.
Q: I use Cingular. It doesn't work!
A: It works now, but it is tricky to set up at first. You have to telephone Cingular and ask for these line items to be added to your Cingular bill, if it does not already show up on your Cingular bill, called "Wireless Internet Express" and "Wireless Internet Express Data Connect":
Q: I get an Error 692 when I try to connect!
A: This problem is because the BlackBerry is not visible as a modem to the computer. Please make sure that the instructions are followed correctly. If necessary, upgrade your handheld OS to 4.2 and your BlackBerry Desktop to 4.2. This will increase your chances of full modem functionality.
Q: I get an Error 628 when I try to connect!
A: Several causes exist, but the most common cause is when the BlackBerry is manually added as a "Standard 56000 Modem". Re-add it as a "Standard 33600 Modem" instead. For more information, see
Solving Error 628 and 692.
Q: I get an Error 718 when I try to connect!
A: This problem happens most often on Cingular and T-Mobile. It looks like you may have a DNS server issue. You may need to manually configure your DNS servers. To configure, follow these steps:
Q: I use ACMEMobility Inc. What Special Config String Do I need In Step 8?
A: In order to create a custom initialization string, you need to read this APN Settings link. For Step 8, replace the "XXX" in this string with the APN listed in the APN Settings document.
Q: I tried that on another carrier. It doesn't work!
Test some non-web Internet applications on your BlackBerry first, such as Verichat. Configure your Options->TCP settings. Your carrier needs to support TCP/IP without need for MDS. If other applications such as Verichat or WebMessenger do not yet work on your BlackBerry, you will have to look at other alternatives such as getting BES hosting.
Q: I use Vodafone, which is supposed to work. It doesn't!
A: Your carrier may have APN disabled for your phone. You may need to give them a phone call and ask them to add the Access Point Name (APN) to your phone number for Internet access on your cellphone. Please look up the APN Settings and then call your carrier and tell them the APN you want added for Internet access on your cellphone. If they don't know what you are talking about, ask to be escalated to Level 2 or ask them to transfer to another customer service representative that knows what the three-letter acronym APN stands for.
Q: Why is web browsing the only thing I can do? Nothing else works, not even MSN, ICQ, telnet, FTP.
A: This is carrier-dependant. Some people can use telnet and FTP over BlackBerryModem just fine. However, you cannot do so with certian carriers. For example, by default T-Mobile and Cingular blocks all ports on their APN except for port 80, which prevents you from doing anything except web browsing. You have to telephone your carrier to add the appropriate data service to your plan (which may cost extra). You may need to manually override your DNS server.
Q: What is the download performance of the BlackBerry modem?
A: For GPRS BlackBerries such as 7290, speeds go up to about 5 to 5.5 kilobytes per second in good coverage areas. Most of the time, downloads range between 1 and 4 kilobytes per second. The experience should be similiar to a 56k dial-up modem. Be noted, pings are fairly high at >500ms, so BlackBerry Modem is not usually suitable for fast-paced online videogames.
Q: I use a BES. Can I use BlackBerryModem through my BES/MDS instead?
A: There is likely a special initialization string needed in order to do this. At this time, this special initialization string is unknown. Please feel free to experiment...
Q: I use a BlackBerry 7510 or 7280. Can I use BlackBerryModem?
A: There is no modem built into these devices. To use these devices as a modem for laptop, you have to use third-party software such as Shark Modem.
Q: Who Succeeded With BlackBerry Modem?
A: There is a list of success reports found in this thread, as well as another thread that lists successful system configurations:
Q: BlackBerry Modem still doesn't work for me!
A: ....Older BlackBerries that were designed before October do not have any handheld-side modem drivers available at this time, are you sure you are using a 7100, 7290, 7520, or newer BlackBerry?
...If you are getting no modem initialization at all, remove your Windows-side modem drivers and let them be detected again.
...Use only the Desktop that came on the CDROM included with a BlackBerry 7100 or 7290. If not, try downloading BlackBerry Desktop 4.0 only if you did not get a disc.
...Also, disable IP header compression in the new Step 10 added to this post.
...Test other software such as Verichat on your BlackBerry to make sure they work, before trying BlackBerry Modem.
...Finally, if your company is using a BES (4.0 or later), make sure they have the "BlackBerry IPModem" setting turned on.
...Try telephoning your carrier to get the Access Point Name added (See this list of APN by carrier), even T-Mobile sometimes forgets to add "wap.voicestream.com" to your BlackBerry. A phone call may be necessary before BlackBerry Modem works!
...If all else fails, try third party modem software, such as Shark Modem.
Q: Can I do Bluetooth tethering?
A: As of BlackBerryOS 4.0 and 4.1, you cannot. However, Shark Modem is mentioned to have the Bluetooth tethering capability, probably by the time you read this.
Q: What is the difference between Shark Modem and this?
A: This FAQ mainly covers the modem capability built into BlackBerry by RIM. However, not all BlackBerry models can be tethered to a laptop, and many carriers disable this modem feature. Most BlackBerries, however, will function with Shark Modem, especially if you are using BES. Also, Shark Modem will support Bluetooth tethering, where BlackBerryOS 4.0 and 4.1 does not. Shark Modem can be found at MobiShark Online Blackberry Store: Blackberry as a modem.
Q: Where Did This Information Come From?
A: This is a listing of all known original posts:
Here's what a 7520 looks like.
Hey. When I try to query my blackberry it says that the device is not connected. Any suggestions? Thanks.
The desktop software needs to be running with your BB connected. If it stills doesn't see it, you may have to change com ports and find the right one. Thats what I did.
7290 Modem Connect
While I thought this would save me a headache and provide me with a connection option while I travel, I just blew through three Cingular reps and 2 hours on the phone trying to get this setup....only for them to say, "we don't support it".
I have everything done, configured, setup, both on the pc and the BB (as outlined here and other threads) except for, getting WIX Extended Internet added to my account. I verfied with two reps that the following two are added to my bill:
WIX DATA CONNECT $0.00
WRLSS INTRNT XPRS PAY PER USE $0.00
and further that ISP. Cingular and WAP.CINGULAR are both added to my account and provisioned. However noone can find WIX Extended Internet and I keep getting error 734 PPP link control protocol was terminated.
I disabled header compression....I added two DNS server options that were posted here or somewhere else...
What gives? If someone has added the extended internet service and they have their unit working properly, can you call cingular and get their billing code for that option and post it?
it's not WIX extended internet on cingular, it's something like wireless extened internet
tell them to look for "extended internet". There's not that much to look through.
Also, I had no luck on my cingular 7290 until I upgraded to OS 4.xxx
Important info on using Cingular 7290 as Modem
It seems that different parts of the countries have different lineitems for the Internet connectivity on Cingular cellphones. Such as California versus the Northeast. Usually it's called "Wireless Internet Express" (W.I.X. for short)
Where can I get 4.0 for the 7290 Cingualr unit. Please don't refer me to the Blackberry FAQ because while it does say you can use AT&T---if you follow the link it only offers 3.8 for the 7290.
check out the following thread (contains link)
Important info on using Cingular 7290 as Modem
Okay--so you are saying the only 4.0 version is the link to the HK version/download....got it.
It's the only one out that is semi confirmed to work on the cingular 7290. Cingular still hasn't officially released anything, so this is just what has been used in the meantime.
Nothing seems to be missing (browser, etc.).
Thanks.....I downloaded it, got it installed and tested modem connection. Same problem Error 734. Any other ideas?
734 is host disconnect. nothing wrong on your end, you need to make sure that all of the required packages have been added to your account
Hey guys. I am trying to install the modem for the blackberry, and when I select the drive under add modem device it tells me that the driver does not contain information about my hardware.
Any ideas so I can get this installed and try to make this work? I would greatly appreciate it guys!
I've searched high and low
and cannot find the location for this mysterious modem driver for my 7100t. Can anyone advise? I'd like to dump my Aircard 5220 if I can. I have a 7100t, 3.8 on the h/h and 22.214.171.124 on my d/t/m. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am interested in finding out if anyone has had some luck in getting the Sprint PCS 7750 to work as modem. I am really interested in getting this working. Please let me know.
Nextel 7520 Use as Modem
Hey guys I am getting an error 692. any suggestions.
The 7750 cannot be used as a modem for laptop.
The modem driver should be automatically installed already with your 7100t. If not, use the BlackBerry desktop that came with your T-Mobile 7100t (since not all versions of Desktop 4.0 has the BlackBerry modem driver). If you are already using the T-Mobile BlackBerry Desktop, try upgrading to 4.0. Also, T-Mobile port blocking may make this issue somewhat problematic.
NEXTEL 7520 as Modem
Thank you for the instructions, all this is a great benefit I did not expect -
when I bought my NEXTEL 7520
However can someone please explain how to use "S=2" as a dial up number when it contains an illegal character? Stonent?
Win 2000 pro busts me for the "=" when I enter this as a dialing number as instructed ....
I have no problem querying the modem, but cannot connect ....
Please help !
OK Someone helped me get past that one - thank you and nevermind -
Now I can send AT commands and get an OK back - but bringing up a browser does not connect to the internet - Were some steps left out in the instructions?
If anyone has successfully done this with a Nextel 7520 please contact me - I would like to post a more complete solution - for general use - THANK YOU!
you may not have access to DNS servers
do you have an IP address through the modem connection?
can you ping a public IP address (i.e. 126.96.36.199)?
can you ping a domain name (i.e. google.com)?
If you don't have an IP, you're not connected. If you can't ping a public IP address, you are only connected to an WAN, not the internet. If you can't ping the domain name, you are only missing name resolution.
If you can't resolve names, you will need to find two DNS server addresses and manually provide them through the TCP/IP protocol configuration option of your Dial Up Networking connection object.
DNS server cheat...
Ok, those were GTE servers that became Verizon servers, but I've used them in an emergency to test stuff.
has anyone actually gotten the 7520 and nextel service to work?
i get up to registering on the network and then get either error 732 or 718
Yea I cannot get my 7520 to work either... I get dialing then after about 1min get a error w/ hardware???? I dont even get as far as you??? ANY HELP?
I tried to get Cingular to add the required "WIX" entries to my account, but they said they could not find them (talking to a "normal" customer support rep). Then, I talked with the Cingular Data Connect support folks, and they said that the BlackBerry device could not support modem connections (which I ignored) and that the WIX items are not in the billing system anymore. They said that this means they have dropped the "Pay per use" and you now have to buy a separate data plan. I went ahead and had them enter a 5MB data plan on my acct just to try it out (with the intent of cancelling it), but I still cannot get the connection to work. I am using all of the settings listed here, but I'm getting a 718 (PPP Timeout) error. :(
It makes me wish that I would have stayed with ATTWS a while back since it doesn't look like they have these problems.
Cingular Response to Using 7290 as Modem for Laptop
:( I spent quite a while on the phone with a Cingular Rep in "Data Connect Product Management" today. He says they are gertting lots of questions about using the 7290 as a modem for laptops and to date they have no solution. I have tried it using all tips listed in the forum and have had no luck. I will keep watching postings if anyone knows anythging new to try.
I've got a 7290 on Cingular and I use it almost every night to get online.
I discussed the steps I went through here:
and Mark, you may want to alter your APN setting for T-Mobile (atleast for BES accounts) to be wap.voicestream.com instead of internet2.voicestream.com (works for me, atleast - internet2 does not).
Also added information about manually configuring DNS servers, for those of you users who are getting Error 718.
I have added the DNS entries and eliminated 718 error. My connection is now working like a champ (posting through my BB modem right now).
My only question remains:
Has anyone gotten Cingular to add the "WIX" entries to their account in the past week? I was told that they are no longer being offered. :cry: I would just like to verify before I keep spending another $20 a month with them for the data connect that used to be free.
Thanks in advance...
I've heard no mention of anyone receiving Data Connect for free. I've been paying $50/month from the beginning for unlimited access outside of my voice package.
I'm paying $44.99 per month for Xpress Mail with Blackberry Unlimited. I also pay for a voice plan on top of that. My modem connection is working on that plan.
What Cingular once called Data Connect now seems to be called Laptop Connect. An unlimited plan on it is $79.99 per month. When I have read "Data Connect" on this thread I thought it referred to Laptop Connect.
I believe you do have to pay a for the $44.99 ($49.99 if you don't have a voice plan) service in order to do a TCP/IP (modem or Verichat) connection.
Here are the Cingular Unlimited Data Plans:
Unlimited on GSM (standard phones) - 19.99
Unlimited on GPRS (blackberry) - 44.99
Unlimited on EDGE (laptop aircards) - 79.99
Some users who successfully connect on T-Mobile but fail to load any webpages, may need to configure Internet Explorer to use a proxy server:
188.8.131.52 port 8080
Can anyone list the modem files. I can see some files in the Momde Drivers Directort but when I try to add from the Phone and Modem Options panel, it says files not "Specified Location does not contain information about your Hardware"
Make sure your BlackBerry is a 7290, a 7100, a 7520, or the modem files won't work.
can someone email me @ w/ instructions for using this method w/ a 7520 and nextel service
7250 Verizon device as a modem.
Yeah baby! I've got one of these to test for my company before public release. I can sense the modem but would love to get the thing past error 678. Any ideas?
I have a 7230 running version 4.0
when i go to update the driver for the standard modem
i get the specific location does not contain information about the hardware
if i remember correctly, the drivers are not for the modem but for that software the emulates the com port. the modem gets installed with standard microsoft drivers.
Has anyone gotten this to work with the 7510? I can't even query the modem :( .
From the very first post in this thread...
Supported BlackBerry Models
You must have a BlackBerry model 7100 or a model 7290, or a Nextel 7520. At this time, no successes are yet possible on older BlackBerry models, and may not ever be. This may change with a release of BlackBerryOS 4.0, but there are no guarantees.
Thanks, I can read. That post was several weeks ago and with v4 out I thought something might have changed.
Curious if anyone "tackled" the PPP 734 connect messages as of yet?
Even with these packages installed on my plan:
WIX EXTENDED INTERNET
DATA CONNECT ISP
WRLSS INTRNT XPRS PAY PER USE
It was explained to me by two different BB techs at Cingular that the WIX data connnect was replaced by "DATA CONNECT ISP" and this is now the correct package.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
- APN for ISP.CINGULAR is set in modem config extra options
- Username/password all set as the threads discuss for cingular APN access.
Seems I followed all the advice I found after hours of searching, still no luck. This post is out of despiration at this point :)
Post replies on Page 2 here:
Updated to add information about setting up a BlackBerry Model 7250. Please post if you can get your model 7250 working on Verizon.
You must dial phone number "#777" to connect the laptop to the Internet on a CDMA cellphone modem (all 4 digits, and using a pound sign followed by three 7's).
When connecting, you may need to enter a username and password, where ########## is your 10-digit phone number:
BlackBerryModem on CDMA Networks
I googled the Net and found the necessary information for Bell Mobility and Sprint users. This is an extrapolation (prediction) of what is necessary to make the 7250 work as a modem. No guarantees. Replace 8005551212 with the 10-digit phone number of your BlackBerry.
Password: Your Voicemail PIN
Username: Your Sprint PCS Username
Password: Your Sprint PCS Password
Username: (leave blank)
Password: (leave blank)
Password: ESN (11 digit code from your BlackBerry)
Also, there is an alternate phone number "#19788" if you are unable to dial using #777.
Preliminary tests by someone, indicates the 7250 does indeed have a modem built in.
Remember, if you are on a BES 4.0 server, please make sure the "IPmodem" setting on your BES is enabled.
If you are on a BES/MDS hosting provider (Mailstreet, MyBlueberry, BES4U, eOutlook), please contact them to make sure the IPmodem setting is turned on in their BES server. Otherwise, you'll probably get an Error 678.
ChristopherRI was using BES 3.6 without the "IP modem" setting.
Is there another volunteer here, who is using BES 4, willing to test out BlackBerryModem on a 7250?
I have made further edits to this BlackBerryModem FAQ to make it more readable.
I remember seeing a success report from a Roger's customer in the past, but I am unable to get the IP Modem to work. I have 7290/HH 4.0/BES 4.0 on Roger's. Is it possible that they have shut this down?
I get the "Error 734: PPP link control protocol was terminated" message.
I have followed the instructions above, and ensured multilink and security are off.
Try calling Rogers and asking for the "internet.com Access Point Name" (APN) to be added to your account on top of the existing blackberry.net Access Point Name.
I need help from someone that has made this work on a 7520. It is hit and miss as to decting the modem, any advice on getting that to be stable? Also, when I can detect the modem it times out and I get an error message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Note: I am on Nextel with the unlimited BB plan. Is there something else I need to add to my plan?
Thanks in adv.
I should warn that nobody has ever reported 7520 working successfully as a modem for laptop -- yet. The feature is there, but nobody has gotten it to successfully work yet on the 7520.
Try entering a username/password when you connect:
If this still fails, try following the instructions for the "Error 718" in my second post of this thread, and seeing if that resolves the problem.
Based on information from treatz:
Is anyone (still) trying to create a BBModem application for the 7750? To me, it just seems silly that this "can't be done".
Still no go. Is this working for any Roger's customers right now?
Modem still works on 4.0?
I read something about the modem not working in 4.0. Has anyone else had this problem? I got it to work a couple months ago with 3.8, but now I cannot even do a "Query Modem" - it says the modem does not respond. I tried reinstalling 3.8 on the desktop, but not on the phone (yet).
I have a 7100t on T-Mobile in the SF Bay Area.
Nextel 7520 Progress
I too can connect and pass AT commands sometimes but I get Error 692 almost right away. When I ATDT some kind of data session starts, but apparently it's not correct for PPP to start negiotiating. Any thoughts?
7250 as a modem
I am trying to setup my 7250 as a modem. when I try to Verify The Modem Driver Is Functioning I know it is using com11 but I get an error message that that port is in use? sorry I am not that computer literate but would like to try to get it to work. Whats the best way to correct this without messing up my computer settings?
this thread should probably be updated
as of the TMO ports reopening, I am able to once again use my 7100t as a modem... the original instructions suffice (original TMO modem initialization string, automatically obtain DNS servers, no user or pass, dial *99#)
No Joy here - 7100t and 734 error
Are you using wap.voicestream.com or internet2.voicestream.com in the initialization string?
I wonder if this requires Nextel's use of their own dial-up software. You might want to check into that. Maybe the software needs to be modified so that the 7520 works.
Nobody around here has successfully yet used a 7250 as a modem for laptop. Maybe Verizon doesn't quite want to let this get enabled just yet. Time will tell...
Could someone who has been successful with a 7100t please post their service books. That way we can know what to have t-mobile send
Does anyone know where the option is on the BES?
I may have confused the 'Enable IPmodem' with 'Disable IPmodem'.
Perhaps I should revise my first post to say to 'Make sure that your 'Disable IPmodem' checkbox is cleared.'
Has anyone successfully used the 7100g as a laptop modem with either AT&T or Cingular networks?
The good news: Successfully tested. Did a few variations; connected using my t-mobile credentials in dialup settings, connected with no credentials in dial up settings, connected with no credentials in dialup settings/no APN information in options->tcp->apn/username/pw (the last part I'm not sure was necessary; in the charm thread about t-mob unblocking ports original poster mentioned you needed to set apn in options->APN, but I don't list that under options so figured TCP is where it should be set).
The bad news: what an awful connection. 11kbs, with a 4 -6 *second* average latency (4000-6000ms)! Are these numbers typical, or is my connection sucking extra bad for some reason? When I run a tracert, nearly every hop along the way is well over 2000ms. If this is the norm, I'm guessing people are excited about this for the ability to run remote admin/ssh type apps?
When GPRS is less congested, the performance should be more like a 56Kbps connection, with a 500ms ping. It shouldn't be that bad, unless you're in congested airwaves!
Rogers, 7290, desktop 4.0, OS 3.8, No BES.
Success! I'm on the the unlimited data trial for a couple months yet so I'll try this out a little. I guess I have to go get a car charger for my laptop now though! There have been rumours that the data prices should be dropping or the caps increasing. I'll keep my fingers crossed. It would be great to have a truely unlimited package and modem come cottage season. Hehehe
Success - T-Mobile talked me through it - I ended up deleting and reinstalling the modem and it worked. 19.2 KPBS connection but I didnt have a very good signal.
I have to say this is a very cool feature.
T-Mobile ACTUALLY talked you through it?
Yep they guy took me through the entire process and even had the init string needed. He said "This is a new feature we have just added". Damn near fell off my chair. From totally blocked ports and denial to "Hey check out the cool modem type feature" In two weeks.
I am in Singapore now.
And I am using 7100g. What is the configurations for Singapore ISP?
Anybody in the same situation as I?
is it possible with blackberry 7280??
I have the 7250, XP and DM 4.0 running. Just tried and I couldn't even get the modem recongnized by XP. Tried manually installing and still no dice. I was able to get my Smartphone (Verizon) connected to my laptop a while back so not sure if this is my issue or Verizon has deny access to the modem functionality which I heard in another forum.
After installing the new Desktop software and such for my 7510 I saw that a new Standard Modem was added on COM3. Like others, XP won't ever see it when I do diagnostics.
I have several questions about this. First, I removed the modem while I was fiddling around with some settings and now I don't think I have it added back in correctly. I tried adding a Standard Modem back on COM3, but my choices are for specific speed modems like 33.6 or 56k, etc. So I added a Standard 56k Modem on COM3, but now the Hardware ID is different when I go to diagnostics (it shows moto1_gen). Before it showed something like genmdm or something, I forget.
Any way to get it back to what BB installed without reinstalling all the software?
Next, I was fiddling around with the BB Handheld Manager and I was playing with Handheld Connection settings. I ended up enabling COM10 and COM11 at various times which now has consumed those ports. When I try to Disable them I either get a blue screen of death or else the computer just freezes with no blue screen.
All that in an attempt to have my 7510 work as a modem, oh well. Any ideas?
I say we take up a collection to pledge to the first person to get the nextel 7520. I think the incentive will be the motivation to decipher the problem. I pledge $10 via paypal to the first posted solution. Any other Nextel 7520's care to join me???
I'll be upgrading to the 7520 probably in the next month so I'll put in $10 from paypal as well.
After upgrading Desktop Manager to Version 4, 7100g gets recognized and responds as a standard modem. Have been getting nowhere with customer support at Cingular however to get the required services to my account. Still getting 734 error.
Most recently received the following from BB Support at Cingular:
"...As for using the device as a modem, you would need to add a "Laptop Connect" package to your account. The features mentioned in your email are no longer offered, so I am unable to add them to your account. The current laptop connect packages are as follows:
$24.99 10 MB $.006/KB
$34.99 20 MB $.004/KB
$44.99 50MB $.002/KB
$74.99 Unlimited N/A
You may reply to this email to let me know which package you would like added to your account."
Needless to say this is not the solution I had hoped for...
Anyone having any luck recently with the folks at Cingular on this subject?
Re: Nextel 7520
OK, the way I see it we have pledges of $30 to the first tech to get the 7520 functioning as a modem for a laptop connection. Lets get it to $100. To pledgors, remember your "word is your bond" and we must make good on this to attract real talent.
Quick: Need modem drivers
I'm out of town and don't have my BB CD with me. I am using a new Laptop and I installed the desktop software from TMO's link (not from the CD). Therefore, I don't have a folder under Prog Files/RIM/ that has anything to do with a modem.
Is there a way that I can download the modem driver and install on my laptop? Anyone have a link?
I thought I posted this already, but I don't see it...
Net: Rogers Wireless
BB OS: 4.0
PC OS: XP Home
No BES/No MDS
BB Modem: booya!
This took a little playing around. I finally deleted the Network connection and the "Standard Modem" rebooted everything, and installed a new "Standard 56K modem".
I re-registered, requested new service books, ensured the proper APN (internet.com for my network). I rebooted pretty much after each new item. This should be entirely uncecesary, but I didnt feel like getting to the end and then wondering if it would have worked had I rebooted...
Voila! I'm back online with the BB Modem on my 7290 4.0
The modem drivers are installed and so is the RIM Virtual COM port but the Modem Query does not work at all. Not sure why???? I've run out of ideas...
Anybody have an ide of how to get the BB modem drivers to work!??!? :x
do you have Desktop Manager running when doing the query? if not, thats your issue.
Yup. DM is up and running, everything else works great. Maybe this is a limitation of the 7100g????
doubtful. same hardware as i have on the t.
Newbie question: Seeing that some are having trouble getting the 7100g to work as a modem, typically are the more problems with this if you buy directly from Cingular versus someone like eaccess? I know Cingular has temporarily suspended selling them, but for this question assume that they are offering them currently.
7100t Modem NOW SUPPORTED by T-Mobile
I spoke with Level 3 Blackberry Support this afternoon and they spent 20 minutes walking me through the process of getting the 7100t set up as a laptop modem.
The Initialization that they had me use was:
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