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| | Be Careful What You Wish For - WiFi HotSpot
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Bundle 2900 v126.96.36.1990 Platform 188.8.131.524
So, I tried 9900jAsia_PBr7.1.0_rel196_PL184.108.40.206_A220.127.116.11.exe
Yes, it installs the without a problem
Reboot laptop, reboot 9900, connect with USB cable.
Now the damn thing insists that it can't find the Exchange server. Funny, I've never been attached to a BES or Exchange with this computer.
First, we try to connect using the Mobile Internet tethered connection in Blackberry Desktop 18.104.22.168
“Failed to start Mobile Internet. A computer to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to check the network settings for this connection. Please check your profile settings and make sure your radio is turned on. This service might also have been turned off by your wireless service provider or your administrator.”
Ya, that’s it. Worked just fine on 22.214.171.1240. Bounced back and forth a couple of times. 540 yes, .74 no.
Now we go to the manage connection screens, and there it is – Mobile Hotspot, right between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No listing for NFC yet.
Setting up the HotSpot is very easy, although the SSID is randomly set every time the OS is installed. It is always Mobile Hotspot nnnn, where nnnn is a four digit number. At least I hope it is persistent to some effect, otherwise setting a profile on a laptop would be pointless. Doesn't look like you can change the SSID, but setting the security passphrase was very easy, and there are some interesting options.
Connect laptop to “Mobile Hotspot 8914” , success.
Moment of truth, open Internet Explorer
That’s right friends, it’s a walled garden
The FAQ is found at
Click here to learn more gets you to
So that’s it. $15.00/month.
Turn off Mobile Hotspot connection, and tethering to the 9900 with a USB cable now works.
I’ll let someone else start the conversation about the price of this puppy.