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Old 09-15-2008, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I did a search and found a few threads but none of them really answered my questions; I apologize as I'm sure this is a repost, but I'm obviously not using the right terms.


I have an unlocked 8310 on T-Mo's network; I'm curious if I can 'tether' it (I think this is the right term) and us it as a modem. If so, do I need anything beyond my unlimited data plan with T-Mobile to do this? My laptop is running Windows Vista; is there a guide somewhere on how to do it?
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Thanks for the link, is it only possible through Bluetooth? I'm not sure of my laptop has bluetooth, I'll have to check when I get home from work. Also, does anyone know if I can do this with just my unlimited data plan from T-Mo or will I need any additional plans?
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8320 is better
What is this supposed to mean?
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Everything worked (including querying the modem) until this step :


IMPORTANT SPECIAL CONFIGURATION STEP
Click Properties -> Advanced. Add only ONE of the following Extra initialization commands with the appropriate carrier-specific APN Setting:


I am on Vista and under 'Extra Initialization' I'm not able to enter anything into the field. It, and the button below (Change Default Preferences) are grayed out. Can anyone help?
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I've got it working now, several of the steps needed a little bit of editing, it's a pretty poor guide over all but it gave me enough knowledge to figure it out myself. The only question I have left; am I ok to browse on my laptop with just my unlimited data plan from T-Mo? I don't know if there's any fine print about overages or anything like that. It's a handy feature but definitely not one worth getting charged a boatload for. ;)
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If you would like to send me or JSanders an update or improvement to the FAQ we would be happy to add/update it.
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And TMobile doesn't charge any extra for Tethering.
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If you would like to send me or JSanders an update or improvement to the FAQ we would be happy to add/update it.
Ok, here ya go!!

SPECIFICALLY FOR VISTA

5. Under Control Panel>Phone and Modem>Properties on the General Tab, click "Change Settings". After giving Administrator approval, click the Advanced tab. There, enter the appropriate APN settings for your carrier as noted below.

7. Under the Network and Sharing Center, click "Manage Network Connections". When the Network Connections screen is visible, you should have the Blackberry Modem connection you created. Right click the Blackberry Modem and select "Properties". Under the Properties screen on the General tab, select the "Configure" button. Ensure that ALL check boxes are unchecked. Select "OK" to exit the screen. Under the Networking tab, select the properties for the Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4). On the Properties screen, select the "Advanced" button. Ensure that "Use IP Header Compression" is unchecked. Select OK to exit the screen.

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Thank ya vury much!

I will add it that, and credit you for the addition!
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Excellent! Thank you! Any time you guys see FAQ's that need updated, please let us know. We have a forum for FAQ suggestions, etc. This is everyone's forum and we encourage all to get involved.
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Added, thanks Wobly!

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Not a problem! I just went through the procedure last night.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nothing is working for me. I keep getting a 718 error box popping up. Even Rogers can't figure it out. I need to get this working. Am I missing something?
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