I am already tethering successfully using a USB cable
on a Bold on the ATT network using these instructions:
Link to thread where above appears
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!
The problem is I can't tether using Bluetooth
to my Sony Vaio VGN-P530H netbook
I have Blackberry Desktop Manager 4.7 installed and running on the Vaio. Everytime I boot the Vaio, Vista tells me that it can't find the drivers for the "bluetooth peripheral device." Sony Support says that the driver it needs should come from Blackberry. This document at Blackberry.com
says: To set up a Bluetooth connection, you must meet the following system requirements:
* Your computer must be running the Bluetooth software that comes with Windows XP or Windows Vista (see Task 2).
* Your computer must be running BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.1 or later.
* Your BlackBerry smartphone must be running BlackBerry Device Software 4.1 or later.
* If you have an account on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, it must be running BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.0.3 or later, and the following IT policies must be set to FALSE:
o Disable Desktop Connectivity
o Disable Wireless Bypass
Note: These two policies are located in the Bluetooth Policy Group. The default setting for these policies is TRUE.
* If your computer does not support Bluetooth wireless technology, a supported Bluetooth adapter can be used (DLink is not supported). For a complete list of supported Bluetooth transceivers, go to the Microsoft Support Knowledge Base and search for article 841803.
* On the BlackBerry smartphone, the Bluetooth Options screen must display Desktop Connectivity and Wireless Bypass in the Services list.
* Your Bluetooth device must be paired with your computer.
When I look at Bluetooth Options on the Bold (running OS 4.7) it shows my bluetooth headsets I use while driving and the Sony. For the Sony, it shows:
Device Name: SONY
Device Address: [omitted here]
* Audio Gateway
* Audio Gateway (yes, twice)
* PIM Item Transfer
* A/V Remote Control Target
* [blank line]
* Stereo Audio
Note: the services shown are not always consistent. Perhaps it shows differently when it is connected or not. For example, yesterday, the services were listed as:
* Serial Port Profile
*** Desktop Connectivity
*** Wireless Bypass
*** Data Transfer
*** SIM Access Profile
* Dial Up Networking
* Audio Source
* A/V Remote Control
All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.