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Old 04-11-2007, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off hello I am new here I just purchased a pearl

I have figured out step by step what needs to be done to use the Pearl as a modem with Windows Vista.
(usb only I am still working on bluetooth)

I am infact browsing with my phone as modem right now.

I would be willing to write up directions later if the demand is high enough as I do not have time now. Let me know if you are interested.

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Absolutely! Although I'm with Cingular, I'd be very interested to hear your solution. And, what sort of speeds do you get?

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I'd be interested in reading what you did to make it work.
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I am also very interested.
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Yes please.
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I would think that it goes without saying that interest is high! might even get a sticky at the top of the 8100 thread.
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Well that sounds like a yes to me and it is all the convincing I need. I will get started and I just hope the boss is not looking over my shoulder too much today!
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Ok I will try to do this in as plain and simple English as I can.
Also sorry if I take long ways to get some where in Vista I do not know the software too well yet.

First off just for information purposes I am running a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium. I am not sure that this matters but I have not tried this method on any other version.

Here is a list of things you will need.
1. Vista enabled computer
2. Blackberry (mine is an 8100)
3. Desktop Manager (select Blackberry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 1 on the drop down list) https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...93E4F3BB068C22
4. USB cable for your Blackberry
5. Switch your control panel to classic view
6. Disable the User Account Control (UAC) as follows

Start > Control Panel > Windows Security Center > Click Other Security Settings > Click Turn off now under the UAC section

Step One
Proceed to remove any previous versions of Desktop Manager you can do so by following the following steps.

Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > right click the item > select uninstall/change > complete Uninstall

I also deleted the *Research In Motion* folder under program files
(assuming you used the default directory) As well as under common files Access the folders as follows

Start > Computer > local disk C: > Program Files > right click the *Research In Motion* folder and click delete

Start > Computer > local disk C: > Common Files > right click the *Research In Motion* folder and click delete

Step Two
Install Blackberry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 1 (linked up top)
Save the File somewhere that you remember and can easily access (Such as your desktop) Install as Follows.

Right click on the file Select -Run as administrator-
(Do this step EVEN IF you are logged in under an administrator account)

The install will begin by extracting the Blackberry Desktop software. I just kept all of the default settings.
(note that the install took longer than a normal install should and I tried a few times to makes sure it did it every time. Just be patient even if it seems like it is frozen on the extraction window just wait it out. One install took 5 plus minutes to install.)

Step Three
Connect Blackberry
Let the Blackberry Install and then open the Blackberry Desktop Software

Step Four
Install the Modem

Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center > Set up a connection or network (under the tasks section on the left) > Setup up a dial-up connection > next > Standard Modem

This should put you into the Set up a dial-up connection window. Use the following settings

Dial-up phone number: *99#
User name: (Leave This Blank)
Password: (Leave This Blank)
Connection name: Blackberry
Click Connect
Click Skip
Click Set up the connection anyway
Click Close

If there are any windows still open close them.

Step Five
Configure Modem

Start > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options > Click Modem Tab > Standard Modem > Properties > Advanced Tab > in the Extra initialization commands: enter

at+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com" > Click ok

Step Six
CONNECT!! (Well we hope)

Start > Connect to > Double Click on the connection Blackberry

Now you should be up and running.

If you have problems or questions please feel free to pm me or get me on messenger.

Also this is my first how to guide so if there are formating problems or anything please let me know and I will edit the post.

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Bean

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Absolutely! Although I'm with Cingular, I'd be very interested to hear your solution. And, what sort of speeds do you get?

Marc
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Speakeasy - Speed Test
Using the L.A. Server

Companies Wireless
Download Speed: 2276 kbps (284.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1684 kbps (210.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

Blackberry as Modem
Download Speed: 183 kbps (22.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 99 kbps (12.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

Internet Performance and Speed Test
Using Text for test type and Nibble Info Systems for the web host

Companies Wireless
33.6K Modem: 34-54K
56K Modem: 70-90K
ISDN/I-DSL: 220-260K
Your throughput: 1410K
Cable/ADSL: 229-950K
T1: 1078-1300K

Blackberry as Modem
33.6K Modem: 34-54K
56K Modem: 70-90K
ISDN/I-DSL: 220-260K
Your throughput: 119K
Cable/ADSL: 229-950K
T1: 1078-1300K
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Has anyone else tried this and had success?
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Has anyone else tried this and had success?
I've got Blackberry powering a Vista Premium connection using the basics here. I didn't have to delete the folders or anything.

Thanks for posting the directions.
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I've got Blackberry powering a Vista Premium connection using the basics here. I didn't have to delete the folders or anything.

Thanks for posting the directions.
Great I am glad it worked for you. The deleting folders was not essential to the process it was just to ensure that there were no older versions of the desktop manager software on the machine.
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