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Old 12-23-2009, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new Tour 9630 and am able to use my Tour as a modem as long as the USB cable is used. I can get it to work with the Desktop Mgr software ( and with the SmartView software (2.25.0047.0). I can't seem to get either to work if use only the Bluetooth connection. My Tour shows that I am paired and connected to my laptop, but it won't do the Phone as Modem connection. Any ideas?
Forgot to mention that in control panel>bluetooth that my Tour is listed and under services it shows one entry - DUN on Com9.

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Member dc/dc posted a how-to the other day. Search on his name and you'll find it

EDIT: Here it is FAQ: How do I tether over Bluetooth with Desktop Manager 5.0.1 B49 or higher?
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use VZ Access Manager and it works perfectly. Only configured through VZAM software, nothing in any other Windows screens.
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