Originally Posted by shock8401
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):
6.Hit Okay, and close device manager.
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?