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Old 08-04-2007, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 8100 as tethered modem - windows 2000 - can't create standard modem

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I'm trying to get my T-mobile 8100 to function as a tethered modem under windows 2000 SP4. I've created the RIM virtual serial port v2 (it's on COM4) using procedures I found here (basically pointing to the modem drivers included in the installed software), however, the modem wasn't created. When I try to create the (standard 33600 bps) modem, I can't select COM4 (only COM2 is shown, which I think is the regular serial port on the laptop.) The blackberry is working OK as a modem on windows XP in another machine. I'm using blackberry desktop 4.2. The desktop and device software seems to be functioning normally on this machine. The blackberry desktop software is active when I added the serial port (adding the serial port didn't trigger creation of the modem.)

Any help possible?

Very tks,

Dave
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Continued experimenting - turns out the existing modem (in this case, a IBM thinkpad modem) need to be *disabled* (not uninstalled) prior to doing the serial port install for blackberry desktop. When this sequence was tried, the modem (called "unknown modem", but it works) installed itself.

Ecch....
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