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Old 01-25-2009, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there, can I use my Bold somehow as an Internet Gateway for my Notebook while connected over USB/BT?

(My service provider does not offer any software for that like verizon once did or still does)
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nhttp://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/Using_BlackBerry_As_Modem
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But this will not utilize the BIS infrastructure. Correct? Which means I need an additional data service/APN?
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It should, but your carrier may not support it.
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Nothing about the 9000 though. No confirmation of success.
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I can tell you that I had success on Windows based machines running XP SP2, no succcess at all on Windows Vista, and success on Macs running OS X Leopard.

In the above cases I was using the phone in Modem Mode, either by USB or Bluetooth (Mac).

I have had additional success using Cradlepoint products to create wifi hotspots with my phone acting as the gateway.

The key in all cases was to find a modem script that was compatible with your connecting hardware, whether it be a wifi enabled router, PC or Mac.
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Nothing about the 9000 though. No confirmation of success.
It works for me.
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Works for me on Vista with no issues. Although signing into MSN on my laptop while tethered shows my contact list for a second then gets disconnected *sad*. But browsing is impressively fast.
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Just watch out, guys. I worked for AT&T Wireless and if people continuously used the BB as a tethered modem without having a tethering plan, AT&T will charge a penalty, block the device from use and also require you to get a tethering plan. I've seen it happen.
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@domesticprincess - Since you have first hand knowledge, can you tell us if there is a threshold of use that raises a red flag? Or is it type of use (P2P, streaming, etc.) or both?
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I have a bold in UAE on the Etisalat network any help as to how i can tether would be highly appreciate, i use BES with an unlimited plan and travel a lot, any help would be highly appreciated.

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nomi97 - It always good to search the forums before asking, or checking the FAQ. There is a great deal of information there.

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I'm with Rogers, and they DO charge extra for Tethering using your BlackBerry. Luckily, I have the promotional 6Gb/$30 they had a while ago. I spoke with one of the reps about it and he said that I lucked out because they didn't get the tethering charges applied to that in time. So anyone who has that data plan is good to tether with no extra charge! It just uses against your data, of course.
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That worked really nice on my AT&T Bold. According to Speedtest.net, I am actually getting better download speeds at 2.6Mbs than with an AT&T USB wireless 3G connect card that got 1.8Mbs in the same location (I returned that under the 30 day guarantee) .

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