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Laptop has BT installed. I need quick tutorial on how to set this up. I assume BT is easier than tethering with a wire, but if not what wire do I use. I also assume I can do this for free using Tmob since they don't charge you. Thanks for your help.
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Yes, it is easier. And you don't have to have Desktop Manager running. Here's my cheat sheet I have on my BB to remind myself how to connect. It's not very detailed, and assumes you have your BB connected to your PC via Bluetooth already.

- in bluetooth devices, find the com port used for dial-up networking on the properties - services tab

- in control panel - phone and modem options - modems tab, find the appropriate com port and go to properties. on the advanced tab, enter the following for extra settings: +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"

- in network connections, check the appropriate com port box for the blackberry bluetooth connection

- connect. the number should be *99#, and the username/pw should be blank.

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the above directions assume you have a "blackberry bluetooth" connection pre-made. (the name is not important). if you don't have the connection made, you will have to create a connection first, using these directions:

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Go to <Start> Menu

Select <Control Panel>

Select <Network Connections>

Select <File> from the drop down menu

Select <Create a New Connection>

Select <Network Connection Wizard>

Select <Connect to the Internet>

Select <Set Up My Connection Manually>

Select <Connect Using a Dial Up Modem>

Under "Select A Device" select or check the box that is the com port you noted in bluetooth devices.

NOTE: Uncheck or "deselect" the other modem if that box is also checked [typically it's the dial up modem on your PC].

Click <Next>

In ISP name box name this new connection/setting anything you want, e.g., "blackberry bluetooth"

Click <Next>

In the Telephone Number, put <*99#> So you will type in an asterisk, 99, and number symbol.

Click <Next>

Leave the User Name and Password boxes blank. Check the use this account name and password. Check to make this new connection your default connection if you intend for it to be such.

Click <Next>

Click <Finish>
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Thanks a lot for that. Is there anything I have to set on the 8100? I have BT working with my car, but not the pc.
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nope. as long as you're paired with the PC, you should be good to go.
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this is a newb question, but how can i tell if i have bluetooth capability on my laptop? i have a dell inspiron
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this is a newb question, but how can i tell if i have bluetooth capability on my laptop? i have a dell inspiron
there will be a little BT icon in the tray. Roll over it and it'll say something about BT.
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