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Mark Rejhon 01-03-2005 02:43 AM

[User] Use BlackBerry As Modem For Laptop! [NEW VERSION 2.0]
 
HOWTO: BlackBerry As Modem For Laptop
  1. Introduction
    Did you know that BlackBerry can now be used just like an external modem for a laptop computer, so that a laptop can have full Internet access? This is useful when you need to do certain things that a BlackBerry cannot yet do. Increasing numbers of success reports have caused me to post this message. (Note: Mark Rejhon has not himself yet successfully used a BlackBerry as a modem; I am aggregating information). Sometimes, it is still tricky to set up a BlackBerry as a modem for a laptop, but this feature is becoming more and more common in cellphones, and BlackBerry models are following suit.
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  2. Credits
    Credit goes to Scoobydoo, bfrye, bollar, VitaminB, jmounts, webtoker, dozment and countless others for their contributions.
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  3. Supported BlackBerry Models
    Model 710X: Success (Rogers, T-Mobile)
    Model 7290: Success (Rogers, AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile)
    Model 7250: Success (Verizon)
    Model 8100: Success (T-Mobile)
    Model 8700: Success (Rogers, Cingular)
    Model 7130e: Success (Verizon, Bell Mobility)
    Model 7510/7520/7230/7280/7730/7780/7100i: Use www.mobishark.com

    All Older Models: Use www.mobishark.com
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    IMPORTANT:
    Other Models Than Listed Above: There is no modem built in. However, you can use third-party modem software called Shark Modem at MobiShark Online Blackberry Store: Home of Shark Modem
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  4. Supported Carriers
    Carrier AT&T: Success!
    Carrier Rogers: Success!
    Carrier Vodafone: Success!
    Carrier T-Mobile: Success!
    Carrier Verizon: Sometimes Successful
    Carrier Cingular: Sometimes Successful
    Carrier Nextel/Telus: May need to use www.mobishark.com
    Carrier Sprint: May need to use www.mobishark.com
    Carrier Bell Mobility: 7130e Confirmed, Must use www.mobishark.com otherwise
    Currently, Rogers, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Vodafone UK are reported to work. Sometimes and Cingular works, but is much harder to setup. No confirmations for other carriers yet.
    Important: If you are using a BES 4.0 server, your BES 4.0 server, you should not use the "Disable IPmodem" setting. BES hosting providers such as eOutlook/Mailstreet/BES4U/MyBlueberry must avoid setting the "Disable IPmodem" setting.
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  5. Connect Your BlackBerry
    Make sure your BlackBerry is connected by USB cable, and your BlackBerry Handheld Manager is running (just launch BlackBerry Desktop to run it.) This is necessary for using the BlackBerry as an external modem. You cannot use BlackBerry as a modem unless you have BlackBerry Handheld Manager running in the background!
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  6. Modem Driver Install
    If you installed a recent version of BlackBerry Desktop that came with a 7100t, 7290, 7250, or 7520, it should include modem drivers and already be automatically installed. In the event you need to manually install them, the modem drivers should be located in this directory:
    C:\program files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Modem Drivers
    However, if you are having problems with these drivers, uninstall, delete all leftover RIM files, and then reinstall the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop.
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  7. Verify The Modem Driver Exists
    Go to Control Panel -> Phone & Modem Options. In the Modems tab, you should see a new "Standard Modem" on a new port (such as COM6 or COM11). If you do, jump to the next step.
    However, if your modem is missing:
    If this modem entry is missing and cannot be found using Plug n Play, you may have to manually add it. Verify you have "RIM Virtual Serial Port" drivers installed. Find out which COM ports the RIM Virtual Serial Ports are, go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Ports (COM & LPT) ... This will tell you which COM ports your BlackBerry Modem is on. Next, go to Control Panel -> Phone and Modem and Remove the modem. Re-add the modem by clicking on Add. You MUST select the "Standard 33600 bps Modem" (correct) INSTEAD OF "Standard 56000 bps Modem" (wrong). Click Next. You will be asked for the ports to add this modem to. Add this modem to all COM ports that the RIM Virtual Serial Port is on. You must choose the "Standard 33600 bps Modem" because of incompatible AT commands that result in an Error 628. Don't worry, the speed won't be slower.
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  8. Verify The Modem Driver Is Functioning
    Go to Control Panel -> Phone & Modem Options. In the Modems tab, you should see a new Standard Modem on a new port (such as COM6 or COM11). Click Properties -> Diagnostics -> Query Modem. You should see the following:
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    ATQ0V1E0 - OK
    AT+GMM - BlackBerry IPmodem
    AT+FCLASS=? - OK
    AT#CLS=? - OK
    AT+GCI? - OK
    AT+GCI=? - OK
    ATI1 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    ATI2 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    ATI3 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    ATI4 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    ATI5 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    ATI6 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    ATI7 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
    Note: This may look different on Nextel 7520, or Sprint/Verizon/Bell Mobility 7250. This is normal. Just make sure there is a response at all, rather than no response.
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  9. IMPORTANT SPECIAL CONFIGURATION STEP
    Click Properties -> Advanced and add only ONE of the following Extra initialization commands with the appropriate carrier-specific APN Setting:

    TMOBILE USA Users (Success!)
    +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"

    Rogers Users (Success!)
    +cgdcont=1,"IP","internet.com"

    Cingular Blue/AT&T Users (Success!)
    +cgdcont=1,"IP","proxy"

    Cingular Orange Users (Success!)
    +cgdcont=1,"IP","ISP.CINGULAR"

    UK Vodafone Users (Success!)
    +cgdcont=1,"IP","internet"

    Verizon Users (Success!) - Keep blank
    Nextel/Telus iDEN Users (untested) - Keep blank
    Sprint/Bell Mobility CDMA Users (untested) - Keep blank
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  10. Add A New Internet Connection
    Close the Phone and Modem Options and the Control Panel. Create a new connection with Start -> Connect To -> Show all connections -> Create a new connection.
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    1. Click Next

    2. Select "Connect To The Internet" then Next

    3. Select "Set up my connection manually" then Next

    4. Select "Connect using a dial-up modem" then Next.

    5. Check only the Standard Modem (if prompted).

    6. Give the connection a name such as "BlackBerry Modem", then Next.

    7. On the next screen, pick one of the following phone numbers, depending on your carrier:
    ....If you use GSM/Cingular/AT&T/TMobile: Enter phone number *99#
    ....If you use iDEN/Nextel/Telus: Enter phone number S=2
    ....If you use CDMA/Verizon/Sprint/Bell Canada: Enter phone number #777

    8. Click Next.

    9. On the next screen, pick one of the following, depending on your carrier:

    ....If you use Cingular Blue, AT&T or Nextel:
    .........Username: (blank)
    .........Password: (blank)

    ....If you use Rogers Canada:
    .........Username: wapuser1
    .........Password: wap

    ....If you use Cingular Orange:
    .........Username: [email address]
    .........Password: CINGULAR1

    ....If you use T-Mobile:
    .........Username: (Your existing TMobile.com Username)
    .........Password: (Your existing TMobile.com Password)

    ....If you use Verizon, replace 8005551212 with your phone number:
    .........Username: [email address]
    .........Password: 8005551212

    ....If you use Sprint:
    .........Username: (Your existing Sprint PCS Username)
    .........Password: (Your existing Sprint PCS Password)

    ....If you use Bell Mobility, replace 8005551212 with your phone number:
    .........Username: [email address]
    .........Password: (Your Bell Mobility Voicemail PIN)

    10. Clear all checkboxes ("Use...when anyone..." and "Make this the default...")

    11. Click Finish
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  11. Disable IP Header Compression
    Make sure TCP/IP Properties (Advanced) "Use IP Header Compression" checkbox is NOT checked. To verify this, do these steps:
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    1. Start Menu->Network Connections->"BlackBerry Modem"
    2. Click Properties Button
    3. Click Networking Tab
    4. Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)"
    5. Click Properties Button
    6. Click Advanced... Button
    7. Disable "Use IP header compression" checkbox
    8. Click all OK buttons to close all dialogs
    Also make sure you clear all these checkboxes, if you see any of these checked:
    Turn off "Enable Hardware Flow Control"
    Turn off "Enable Modem Error Control"
    Turn off "Enable Modem Compression"
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  12. BES Configuration
    Skip this step if you are not on BES. You only need to follow this step if your company gave the BlackBerry to you. If you are at a company and you are on a BES 4.0, your Administrator must enable the "BlackBerry IPModem" setting on the BES. This is a new setting in the Version 4.0 of BES.
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  13. Surf On The Laptop!
    Connect to the Internet on the laptop by clicking the "BlackBerry Modem" icon via Start Menu->Network Connections. No username or password is needed.
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Mark Rejhon 01-03-2005 07:48 AM

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":
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WIX EXTENDED INTERNET $0.00
WIX DATA CONNECT $0.00
WRLSS INTRNT XPRS PAY PER USE $0.00
Next, you need to use the proper APN username and APN password as follows, in all uppercase, when you start the "BlackBerry Modem" connection when using Cingular:
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Username: [email address]
Password: CINGULAR1
It is very important to make sure that all the WIX lineitems are already on your bill, including "Wireless Internet Express DATA CONNECT". This is required for tethered modem operation with Cingular. Once this is done, then there is no more port blocking anymore! Sometimes these items are removed from your account occasionally (such as on January 1st start of year), so you may have to call them to get them re-added. Occasionally, you may need to override the nameservers and specify your own DNS nameservers. Please see the below for more information. As an alternative, if you use BES, you can use modem over MDS instead by using Shark Modem.

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:
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1. Go to Start->Network Connections->Show All Connections
2. Right-click your BlackBerry Internet icon, select Properties.
3. A window will open. Click the Server Types tab.
4. Click TCP/IP Settings.
5. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses:"
6a. If you use Cingular, enter: 66.209.10.201 and 66.209.10.202
6b. If you use T-Mobile, enter: 216.155.175.105 and 216.155.175.106
6c. If you use another carrier, enter: 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 (or recommended DNS)
Further information can also be found in this thread.

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.
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+cgdcont=1,"IP","XXX","",0,0
If an APN username or password is required, you can enter them when you start the "BlackBerry Modem" connection from Start Menu->Network Connections.

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:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2463

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:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=1092
http://www.blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=124

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This is a "Mark Rejhon BlackBerry FAQ" article.
Copyright (C) 2005 by Mark Rejhon, All Rights Reserved. Some portions may be Copyright (C) by respective forum members.
Mark Rejhon grants permission to use this article only for private use. For all other uses, please ask Mark Rejhon at Mark Rejhon - aka Marky - Home Page of Mark D. Rejhon to ask for permission to use this article. If any content of this article also contains content by other forum members, please ask them for permission too as well. This includes commercial use, public use, reposting in full/part anywhere on the Internet, publication in magazine/book or any other media, or any other use than private use. This copyright notice may not be edited or removed in any manner. Mark Rejhon reserves exclusive right to edit, remove, or restore this article, and this article may not be edited, removed, or restored by any other individual or organizations.


stonent 01-04-2005 05:30 AM

Here's what a 7520 looks like.

Code:

ATQ0V1E0 - OK
AT+GMM - COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
AT+FCLASS=? - 0,2,8
AT#CLS=? - xxx40;0,2,8xxx41;
AT+GCI? - COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
AT+GCI=? - COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
ATI1 - Motorola iDEN plus series
ATI2 - RAE.00.00
ATI3 - Oct/07/2004 08xxx58;18xxx58;36
ATI4 - Motorola, iDEN
ATI5 - OK
ATI6 - OK
ATI7 - OK

Has anyone tried faxing from their phone yet?

Sayajin 01-04-2005 01:09 PM

Hey. When I try to query my blackberry it says that the device is not connected. Any suggestions? Thanks.


-Sayajin

miket 01-04-2005 03:34 PM

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.

miket 01-04-2005 03:36 PM

7290 Modem Connect
 
Well guys,

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?

AuEngineer 01-04-2005 09:05 PM

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
http://blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2066

Mark Rejhon 01-04-2005 09:08 PM

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)

miket 01-04-2005 10:40 PM

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.

AuEngineer 01-04-2005 10:42 PM

check out the following thread (contains link)

Important info on using Cingular 7290 as Modem
http://blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2066

miket 01-04-2005 10:44 PM

Okay--so you are saying the only 4.0 version is the link to the HK version/download....got it.

AuEngineer 01-04-2005 10:57 PM

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.).

miket 01-05-2005 12:26 AM

Thanks.....I downloaded it, got it installed and tested modem connection. Same problem Error 734. Any other ideas?

AuEngineer 01-05-2005 05:08 AM

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

Sayajin 01-05-2005 05:47 AM

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!


-Sayajin

jpl 01-05-2005 08:09 PM

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 3.6.2.9 on my d/t/m. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

bickyb 01-05-2005 09:37 PM

SprintPCS
 
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.

chadnexcom 01-06-2005 01:10 AM

Nextel 7520 Use as Modem
 
Hey guys I am getting an error 692. any suggestions.

Mark Rejhon 01-06-2005 06:34 AM

bickyb,
The 7750 cannot be used as a modem for laptop.

Mark Rejhon 01-06-2005 06:37 AM

jpl,
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.

blueberry 01-08-2005 06:59 PM

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 !

blueberry 01-11-2005 03:46 AM

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!

EMAIL to: [email address]

AuEngineer 01-11-2005 04:27 PM

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. 216.239.39.99)?

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.

stonent 01-12-2005 04:58 AM

DNS server cheat...
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
Ok, those were GTE servers that became Verizon servers, but I've used them in an emergency to test stuff.

xxhiyanxx 01-13-2005 06:23 PM

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

jwilsonFPS 01-14-2005 05:11 AM

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?

litec 01-14-2005 08:13 PM

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.

dennisadamson 01-15-2005 12:14 AM

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.

AuEngineer 01-15-2005 01:22 AM

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:
http://blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2066

jibi 01-16-2005 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AuEngineer
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:
http://blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2066

war damn eagle bro! the parade today was quite amazing! :)

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).

Mark Rejhon 01-17-2005 04:09 AM

Done.

Also added information about manually configuring DNS servers, for those of you users who are getting Error 718.

litec 01-17-2005 10:50 PM

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...

AuEngineer 01-17-2005 11:19 PM

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.

dozment 01-18-2005 12:47 AM

Right!

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.

Dan

AuEngineer 01-18-2005 12:53 AM

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

Mark Rejhon 01-21-2005 12:32 PM

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:

216.155.165.50 port 8080

Mako5 01-22-2005 02:26 PM

Modem Files
 
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"

Mark Rejhon 01-23-2005 11:38 PM

Make sure your BlackBerry is a 7290, a 7100, a 7520, or the modem files won't work.

tenorris1085 01-24-2005 03:50 AM

can someone email me @ [email address] w/ instructions for using this method w/ a 7520 and nextel service

jpl 01-24-2005 03:21 PM

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?

eamong 01-24-2005 10:53 PM

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

any ideas

Eamon :(

d123456 01-25-2005 09:06 AM

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.




.

GANZ 01-25-2005 03:46 PM

Has anyone gotten this to work with the 7510? I can't even query the modem :( .

NJBlackBerry 01-25-2005 03:48 PM

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.

GANZ 01-25-2005 05:27 PM

Thanks, I can read. That post was several weeks ago and with v4 out I thought something might have changed.

pciccone 01-28-2005 10:28 PM

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 :)

Thanks!

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Mark Rejhon 02-02-2005 08:07 PM

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:

Verizon
Username: ##########
Password: ##########@vzw3g.com

Mark Rejhon 02-02-2005 08:21 PM

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.

Verizon
Username: 8005551212@vzw3g.com
Password: vzw

Verizon (alternate)
Username: 8005551212@vzw3g.com
Password: 8005551212

Bell Mobility
Username: 8005551212@1x.bell.ca
Password: Your Voicemail PIN

Sprint
Username: Your Sprint PCS Username
Password: Your Sprint PCS Password

Sprint (alternate)
Username: (leave blank)
Password: (leave blank)

Telus CDMA
Username: 8005551212@1x.telusmobility.com
Password: ESN (11 digit code from your BlackBerry)


Also, there is an alternate phone number "#19788" if you are unable to dial using #777.

Crayak 02-02-2005 08:43 PM

sweet

Mark Rejhon 02-02-2005 09:38 PM

Preliminary tests by someone, indicates the 7250 does indeed have a modem built in.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChristopherRI
Mark, this is what I got when I queried the modem

ATQ0V1E0 - OK
AT+GMM - 78
AT+FCLASS=? - 0,2.0
AT#CLS=? - COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
AT+GCI? - COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
AT+GCI=? - COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
ATI1 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS
ATI2 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS
ATI3 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS
ATI4 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS
ATI5 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS
ATI6 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS
ATI7 - Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Model: 78
Revision: M6500C-cPhoton-3030 1 [Jan 10 2005 18:26:34]
ESN: 0x4C12F241
+GCAP: +CIS707-A, +MS, +ES, +DS, +FCLASS

I thought this was good because at least we have life. I then configured everything else as indicated in your instruction sheet. WHen I tried to connect, I received an error 678 - remote computer not responding. WHile it was trying to dial, I did not see any data arrows going back and forth on the BB screen.

Any ideas?

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...

Mark Rejhon 02-02-2005 09:43 PM

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.

Mark Rejhon 02-02-2005 10:27 PM

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?

Mark Rejhon 02-03-2005 03:44 AM

I have made further edits to this BlackBerryModem FAQ to make it more readable.

mike m 02-03-2005 02:45 PM

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.

Mark Rejhon 02-03-2005 06:37 PM

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.

rcboats1 02-03-2005 07:12 PM

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.
Kelly.

Mark Rejhon 02-03-2005 07:15 PM

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.

mike m 02-03-2005 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon
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.

Called Roger's and had the APN added. (Hard-reset the BlackBerry afterwards). Still no luck--same error message.

Mark Rejhon 02-03-2005 09:43 PM

Try entering a username/password when you connect:

APN: internet.com
Username: wapuser1
Password: wap

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:
http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...hreadid=376820

stanton 02-04-2005 03:12 AM

Is anyone (still) trying to create a BBModem application for the 7750? To me, it just seems silly that this "can't be done".

mike m 02-04-2005 01:41 PM

Still no go. Is this working for any Roger's customers right now?

timshau 02-07-2005 03:00 AM

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.

Thanks.

intradev 02-07-2005 04:12 PM

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?

hugman85 02-08-2005 03:35 PM

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?

bugmenot 02-11-2005 11:42 PM

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#)

Bratag 02-13-2005 08:21 AM

No Joy here - 7100t and 734 error

Mark Rejhon 02-13-2005 09:18 AM

bugmenot,
Are you using wap.voicestream.com or internet2.voicestream.com in the initialization string?

intradev,
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.

hugman85,
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...

Bratag 02-14-2005 12:01 AM

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

TheBerryGuru 02-14-2005 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon
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.

I am Domino BES Admin and I do not see any option to enable IPmodem. The only option I see is to disable IPmodem in an IT Policy. To my knowledge the only way to get IPmodem is to have your provider add this option to your account.

Does anyone know where the option is on the BES?

Mark Rejhon 02-14-2005 01:53 AM

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.'

bugmenot 02-14-2005 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon
bugmenot,
Are you using wap.voicestream.com or internet2.voicestream.com in the initialization string?

wap.voicestream.com

mpinney 02-14-2005 08:33 PM

Has anyone successfully used the 7100g as a laptop modem with either AT&T or Cingular networks?

surlytheduff 02-14-2005 10:57 PM

Phone: 7100t
BES4.0: Yes

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?

Mark Rejhon 02-15-2005 12:20 AM

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!

MadMedik 02-15-2005 02:12 AM

Greetings,

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

MM

Bratag 02-15-2005 03:01 AM

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.

Mark Rejhon 02-15-2005 03:02 AM

T-Mobile ACTUALLY talked you through it?

Bratag 02-15-2005 04:41 PM

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.

faustus 02-15-2005 04:45 PM

I am in Singapore now.

And I am using 7100g. What is the configurations for Singapore ISP?

Anybody in the same situation as I?

Faustus

jkarreno 02-15-2005 05:39 PM

itīs possible
 
is it possible with blackberry 7280??

monstermike 02-16-2005 02:07 AM

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.

dethell 02-16-2005 12:14 PM

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?

Thanks,
David

markrev 02-16-2005 03:01 PM

Nextel 7520
 
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???

dethell 02-16-2005 04:05 PM

I'll be upgrading to the 7520 probably in the next month so I'll put in $10 from paypal as well.

-dethell

oakbrook 02-17-2005 02:47 PM

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?

rcboats1 02-17-2005 03:07 PM

Re: Nextel 7520
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by markrev
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???

Count me in. I can't get passed the query modem any more, it turns off my wireless (radio).

Kelly.

markrev 02-17-2005 03:12 PM

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.

tbone 02-17-2005 04:49 PM

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?

MadMedik 02-19-2005 02:17 AM

I thought I posted this already, but I don't see it...

BB 7290
Net: Rogers Wireless
Desktop: 4.0
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

mobilehavoc 02-20-2005 09:04 PM

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

jibi 02-20-2005 09:21 PM

do you have Desktop Manager running when doing the query? if not, thats your issue.

mobilehavoc 02-20-2005 10:41 PM

Yup. DM is up and running, everything else works great. Maybe this is a limitation of the 7100g????

jibi 02-20-2005 11:32 PM

doubtful. same hardware as i have on the t.

mpinney 02-21-2005 05:51 PM

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.

sammythebull 02-22-2005 01:28 AM

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:

+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com","",0,0


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