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Old 11-06-2006, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So for months I have been using the pearl as a tethered modem flawlessly. Today I hooker up and dial the connection.... gives me the connected to t-mobile 115k bit, but when I try to open up ie or firefox I get nothing.

Here comes the strange part, I am connected and can retrieve email off the server through outlook.

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I'm having the same issue today. I think T-Mo is having problems...not sure though.
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I tethered fine this morning in Newark, DE.
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Tethering is fine. It's browsing that isn't working.
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i made a thread about this a few days ago. everything connects perfectly, and shows a good connection. the desktop browser will even find the websites, but it wont load anything. at the same time, the bb browser works fine

i need to call tmo about it, ive exhausted all problems on my end. now that others have the same problem maybe it really is tmo's problem
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Tethering is fine. It's browsing that isn't working.
Right, when I said tethering, I meant the whole kit and caboodle. Browsing, VPN, Outlook.
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i made a thread about this a few days ago. everything connects perfectly, and shows a good connection. the desktop browser will even find the websites, but it wont load anything. at the same time, the bb browser works fine

i need to call tmo about it, ive exhausted all problems on my end. now that others have the same problem maybe it really is tmo's problem
It was working great for me yesterday. It just started this morning.
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It was working great for me yesterday. It just started this morning.

THANK YOU!!!! for the last three days ive been trying to get the modem to work on my new pearl, and i tried EVERYTHING!

it turns out, i had it set right the whole time, it WAS a tmo problem!!!

after reading that it just stopped working for you, i decided to try mine again, just to see. IT WORKS!!! hell yeah man, i thought it never would.

i guess the tmo bug bounced off me and stuck to you, im sorry that it did, but thank you! hopefully yours will be working again soon, at least you now know that it will probably just work itself out, give it a couple days.
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Try it again!!! Mine just started working.
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cool man thats good to hear.

i was thinking though, maybe in my case it was because i started my new service contract on thursday, and they just needed the weeked to authorize my account.

whatever it is, this is very very very cool. internet, everywhere. like it should be.

btw, only 40k/sec download, but ill take that. its still way beyond the speed of old dialup modems.
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cool man thats good to hear.

i was thinking though, maybe in my case it was because i started my new service contract on thursday, and they just needed the weeked to authorize my account.

whatever it is, this is very very very cool. internet, everywhere. like it should be.

btw, only 40k/sec download, but ill take that. its still way beyond the speed of old dialup modems.
Yeah, it's working but it's a little slow. I normally get about 120 kbps. They're probably still working on it.
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120k/sec is really good for $20 a month internet. i have 4mbit cable for $40, and thats supposed to be about 400k/sec but it normally isnt. i rarely see over 200k downloads anyway, i think its just the various internet servers that are set to cap downloads. most seem to be topped at 80k.

not to mention, this is wireless internet that spans the country. incredible deal when you factor that in, you cant get a better value in isp service.
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120k/sec is really good for $20 a month internet. i have 4mbit cable for $40, and thats supposed to be about 400k/sec but it normally isnt. i rarely see over 200k downloads anyway, i think its just the various internet servers that are set to cap downloads. most seem to be topped at 80k.

not to mention, this is wireless internet that spans the country. incredible deal when you factor that in, you cant get a better value in isp service.
No, you're getting a little confused. On your cable it kBps and on the blackberry it's kbps. Notice the capital "B" as opposed to the lower cased "b". The capital is Bytes and the lower cased is bits. 1 Byte = 8 bits. So, as for your cable 400kBps would equal 3200kbps. The BB is around 120kbps.
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only 40k/sec download, but ill take that. its still way beyond the speed of old dialup modems.
Check your speed now. I just ran a speakeasy.net test and pulled 153kbps.
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No, you're getting a little confused. On your cable it kBps and on the blackberry it's kbps. Notice the capital "B" as opposed to the lower cased "b". The capital is Bytes and the lower cased is bits. 1 Byte = 8 bits. So, as for your cable 400kBps would equal 3200kbps. The BB is around 120kbps.

hahaha, well i know about the conversions. i didn see that the blackberry goes by little b, i wasnt thinking right. thank you

i just did a test that claimed 171kbs/ 21KB down and 39kbs/5KB up. still decent. ive been running internet radio for an hour now with no drops! i also did a full sync with desktop manager and used the bb browser with no loss in the internet radio stream. this is kick ass.
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