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Old 03-26-2008, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used to have this program for my HTC tilt that allowed me to use the built in wifi and my phones 3g data connection to create a wifi access point that any device could connect to.

I know the Curve isnt 3g but it would still be cool if there was a program that allowed me to turn it into a wifi router essentially.

Does anyone know of such a program? Id imagine it would be a nice one to have once the 3g blackberrys start rolling out later this year.

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can use it as a modem.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you can use it as a modem.
But not via WiFi.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can use it as a modem.
But not via WiFi.
Ummm yes you can use the curve as a modem via wifi, I've done it plenty of times.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think what the OP meant was to use Curve as a Wifi hotspot. Say you are in a place with EDGE but no Wifi, WinMo and S60 phones can serve as a personal hotspot with a 3rd party software.

Here a blog on JKonTheRun,
jkOnTheRun: WalkingHotSpot turns your WinMo, S60 phone into a WiFi hotspot

Personally I am not interested in it with the current EDGE speed, but heard it works great on 3G with AT&T.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ummm yes you can use the curve as a modem via wifi, I've done it plenty of times.
Sorry, but you're wrong.
You cannot tether the Blackberry via WiFi.
You cannot share the Blackberry device's wireless connection via WiFi.
You cannot turn your Blackberry into a WiFi hotspot.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ummm yes you can use the curve as a modem via wifi, I've done it plenty of times.
Are you sure you're not thinking of Bluetooth?
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Ummm yes you can use the curve as a modem via wifi, I've done it plenty of times.
Sorry, but you're wrong.
You cannot tether the Blackberry via WiFi.
You cannot share the Blackberry device's wireless connection via WiFi.
You cannot turn your Blackberry into a WiFi hotspot.
I didn't say I turned the 8320 into a wifi hotspot, I said I can use the 8320 as a modem via my wifi connection. And yes I've done it.
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I said I can use the 8320 as a modem via my wifi connection. And yes I've done it.
No, you haven't. It's not possible.
You can use your 8320 as a modem via USB cable, or via Bluetooth.
You can't tether via WiFi.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dude... I'm pretty sure he's saying he plugs his phone into his computer, uses his phone to connect to an existing wifi connection...
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Dude... I'm pretty sure he's saying he plugs his phone into his computer, uses his phone to connect to an existing wifi connection...
Dude... No, that's not what he said at all.

He said, "I can use the 8320 as a modem via my wifi connection"
and he also said "yes you can use the curve as a modem via wifi".

Go back and read his posts again.
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How? is it possible to tether a laptop via wifi?
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How? is it possible to tether a laptop via wifi?
One more time...
It's not possible to tether your BlackBerry via WiFi.
You can tether via USB cable and/or Bluetooth... but not WiFi.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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One more time...
It's not possible to tether your BlackBerry via WiFi.
You can tether via USB cable and/or Bluetooth... but not WiFi.
Hey Pen...maybe he is friend's with Chad from LI and have the hook up
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Go back and read his posts again.
That's crazy talk. Read the post? And break forum tradition of assuming that one knows what a poster actually said?

In any case "tethering via WiFi" doesn't make sense if you bother to think about it. There's no need to tether if you have WiFi access.

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That's crazy talk. Read the post? And break forum tradition of assuming that one knows what a poster actually said?

In any case "tethering via WiFi" doesn't make sense if you bother to think about it. There's no need to tether if you have WiFi access.
DOH! This is what I was thinking the whole time!
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I'm at Borders. Free WI-FI for my Curve, not free for my Laptop. Tether laptop to curve. Now free WI-FI for my laptop.
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