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Old 04-11-2009, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope this info is useful.

I have been able to get the 8900 to tether to my HP Mini netbook, wired and bluetooth.

The speeds are not great, but there is connectivity.

I used this guide to set up the connections:

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Old 04-11-2009, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't expect the speeds to be great, it's EDGE after all ;)
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I must be doing something wrong. I get error 692 meaning hardware failure. I am using my T-Mobile website as user id and password. Is this correct information to set up?

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi, I am trying to set up the 8900 as a modem, When I get to the step to enter the APN for T-Mobile in the Standard Modem Properties screen, the Change Default Preferences box in the lower right is grayed out so I can not enter the string shown in the steps. I am signed in as the Administrator.
Any ideas how to ungray the box? I am running Vista Home Premium.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi, I am trying to set up the 8900 as a modem, When I get to the step to enter the APN for T-Mobile in the Standard Modem Properties screen, the Change Default Preferences box in the lower right is grayed out so I can not enter the string shown in the steps. I am signed in as the Administrator.
Any ideas how to ungray the box? I am running Vista Home Premium.
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Try going through this FAQ. Using BlackBerry As Modem - BlackBerryFAQ There is Vista specific info there.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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has anybody used tetherberry?
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Hi, I am trying to set up the 8900 as a modem, When I get to the step to enter the APN for T-Mobile in the Standard Modem Properties screen, the Change Default Preferences box in the lower right is grayed out so I can not enter the string shown in the steps. I am signed in as the Administrator.
Any ideas how to ungray the box? I am running Vista Home Premium.
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For TMO use wap.voicestream.com as the APN and leave the login user and password blank. Also, the dialup number is *99#.

I got it working on the first try with my 8900 Curve via USB connection. The FAQ I used stated that the BlackBerry Device Manager must be running to make a connection.


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Old 04-14-2009, 04:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi, The Vista Detail Instructions did the trick. Thanks Everyone for your help with this.
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