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Old 04-05-2010, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know some phones can do this can the 8120 tether where you can use your phone like a wifi connection to your laptop
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it does. However, it depends on if your carrier supports it. I know TMobile does and you can simply install the latest version of Desktop Manager to utilize the feature.
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That FAQ is outdated. The new Desktop Manager has an easy setup for IP Modem configuration now.
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I have tmobile so where do I need to go to get this downloaded??? Do I access the web from my 8120 and download something???
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No, on your PC go to http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/desktop/ and download and install the latest version of Desktop Manager.

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So lets update the FAQ.......
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Great idea. Just need someone to do that.
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I have asked several times about helping with the FAQ, but no one seems to respond.
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ok I downloaded that link and downloaded it to my laptop then what do I need to do??? I currently didnt have a desktop BB Manager downloaded,so this would take care of it right since I downloaded this.....Now which way to go to set this up??? Is there going to be a setting on my phone or do I go into the wifi area setup anything????

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double click on the file you downloaded (If you are using Windows Vista right click on the file and select "Run as Administrator.) If it asks to install Roxio Media Manager or Media Sync, just uncheck or select no.

After the installation is complete plug in your phone via the usb cable and open desktop manager. You should see an option for IP Modem.
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Thanks John

I downloaded everything I clicked on the IP Mod. connect and had the cell usb from cell to laptop It said it couldnt connect. It said in profiles make sure your radio is turned on or your carrier may have this turned off... Whats radio on??? Do I suppose to turn on my wifi or my bluetooth or dont need either on.

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"Radio on" means turn on the mobile network in Manage connections on the BB.

If you have wifi, why would you use the BB to tether? You don't need bluetooth on.
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ohh no i have wifi when there is a wireless connection around. Ok my mobile network always stays on. Its not working for me the pearl 8120 is a older BB it might not allow it might just be the curve I dont know why it dont work...Unless you have to pay extra for it other than the BB plan
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TMobile US doesn't require anything extra. It should work. If it doesn't, give them a call. They support it.
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ole man Im sorry I had the config wrong I went back in setup again its now working thanks alot man....There is no extra charge for me to use this is it.....I have a family share 1800 min unlimited txt and web and a BB plan like 34.99 month
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No, TMobile US does not charge extra for using it.
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Thanks for you help John !!!
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Wirelessly posted (Blackberry Pearl)

Worked good for me, using 8120, and TMO.

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Exclamation No IP Modem Option in Dersktop AManager 5.0!

I have version 5.0.1 Desktop Manager installed and there is no IP Modem option to select even though there are instructions for IP Modem in help there is no IP Modem to click on when opening Desktop Manager. Anyone know what's up with that? Do I need an older version of Desktop Manager or re-install it with Media Manager included? I currently have it installed without media manager and don't see why Media Manager would be needed for the IP Modem option to appear and work.
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