BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2009, 01:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 81
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Please Login to Remove!

Any other "free" options?
Offline  
Old 03-31-2009, 05:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Model: Bold
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by canvasback13 View Post

I teathered my bold to my wifes macbook no problem without the tethering plan. I am getting a pretty good commection speed too.
Are you getting charged any tethering fees? I'm asking because "normally" your BB Bold would use 3G rather than GPRS used in tethering....if they notice that you are downloading more than a usual amount of data through GPRS.... I'm wondering if they will suspect that you are tethering and charge you something extra?
Offline  
Old 03-31-2009, 06:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Model: Bold
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shock8401 View Post
I used some information out of this thread in this forum and some from another forum but finally got my Blackberry Bold to work as a modem using AT&T as my service provider on Windows Vista platform.

I'm a first time forum writer but I wouldn't have been able to get mine to work w/o insight from people on these forums so I am detailing how I got mine to work. Hope it helps!

1.If you have not already, download and install the Blackberry Desktop Software.
2.Go to the Windows Device manager. Quickest way: Start > Run > devmgmt.msc
3.Click + button next to Modems, double click “Standard Modem”
4.Click the Advanced tab
5.Enter this into the empty box (no leading space):
AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”wap.cingular”
6.Hit Okay, and close device manager.

Also, then
1 From your computer, click Start, Control Panel, then Network and Sharing Center.
2 Set up a connection or a net work then Next.
3 Select Set up dial up connection.
4 Select the Standard Modem, then Next.
5 Enter this as the phone number: *99# –> Next
6 Enter user name (ALL CAPS): ISP@CINGULARGPRS (after GPRS, put .COM) forum wouldn't let me post a website address
7 Enter and confirm password (ALL CAPS): CINGULAR1 –> Next/Finish
8 Open the desktop manager and plug in your Blackberry via the USB cable. Make sure it detects the Blackberry as connected.
9 Go back to your network connections window (step 7), and double click the new ATT Dialup icon.
10 Your password, username, and dialup number should already be saved. If it’s not, just follow lines 6 and 7 above again. Then just click “Dial”

This worked for me.. hope it works for you!
This is working great for me.....Thank you so much....just one correction: on step 5: AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”wap.cingular”
should read: AT+cgdcont=1,”IP”,”wap.cingular” (the small caps make a difference...).


Are you getting charged any tethering fees? I'm asking because "normally" your BB Bold would use 3G rather than GPRS used in tethering....if they notice that you are downloading more than a usual amount of data through GPRS.... I'm wondering if they will suspect that you are tethering and charge you something extra?

Last edited by roberthabib : 03-31-2009 at 06:07 PM.
Offline  
Old 03-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #24 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Model: Bold
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cadmanmeg View Post
So I was thinking of this same thing and the last I talked with AT&T, they did say I would have to purchase a tethering plan which I thought was garbage. I mean, I should be able to successfully do this without paying anything more. With that said, what is the best tutorial for us newbie's on how to do this without using their plan? Thanks much!
Follow Shock8401's instructions above....they worked perfectly for me. I only had to make a small correction on step 5: AT+CGDCONT=1,xxx8221;IPxxx8221;,xxx8221;wap.cingularxxx8221;
to: AT+cgdcont=1,xxx8221;IPxxx8221;,xxx8221;wap.cingularxxx8221; (notice the small caps).

Last edited by roberthabib : 03-31-2009 at 06:08 PM.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.