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woodyuk 08-28-2009 02:22 AM

3G Tethering.
Hi all,
I regularly tether my BB to my work laptop and now that I've upgraded to the 9500 and so have a 3G signal are there any adjustments I can make to the settings on the laptop to get faster browsing and download speeds?The laptop is running XP Pro SP3.

Many thanks.

Trimix 08-28-2009 12:20 PM

Dont think any adjustments are needed. The speed should adjust accordingly since you can "pull in" data quicker now.

woodyuk 08-28-2009 12:58 PM


I've only had the 9500 tethered for a couple of minutes since I've had it but I shall be using it a lot with the laptop next week so I'd thought I'd ask and if any changes were needed I could make them in advance.

Thanks again.

Trimix 08-28-2009 01:04 PM

Why not give it a try just to make sure everything works properly?

woodyuk 08-28-2009 01:34 PM

I have it running now.It works fine but I can't see any great difference in speed,I'll be able to judge better when I have to download some data.

Trimix 08-28-2009 06:13 PM

Wirelessly posted (Tmo's cheapest BB customer)

That's good news. Keep us updated on how things turn out. I'm curious if there really is a big difference between 3G and EDGE. Some people say the only diff is that you can do voice and data simultaneously, and speeds aren't that much greater.

ASH_CR 09-01-2009 04:50 PM

Hi guys. I have been reading a lot of threads about tethering and I just didn't know in which of all them post my question, so I'm doing it here since it's a kind of new thread.
I have a Curve 8320 and I'm using it in Costa Rica without a BB plan. I only have a regular cell phone plan plus a GPRS/EDGE data plan, not the BB plan. In Costa Rica your phone connects either GPRS or EDGE depending on the area where you are located at that moment.
I use the GPRS/EDGE connection with Opera and it works just fine.
My question is since the data plan is unlimited if I want to use my BB as a data connection to my laptop do I need any special application for tethering (via EDGE or GPRS) like Tetherberry or a similar or can I do it some other way. I have seen other people use Tetherberry as a way to work some carrier restrictions around, but in my plan there are no restrictions.
Meanwhile I'm swapping the GSM chip to another phone running Windows Mobile and running the built-in internet sharing application, my laptop works perfectly like that. I just wish I could get rid of the other phone and being able to do it with the Curve.
Thanks in advance.

Trimix 09-01-2009 11:37 PM

I think some of those programs like Tetherberry make the process easier. But you might want to start here: Using BlackBerry As Modem - BlackBerryFAQ

woodyuk 09-02-2009 02:28 AM

Hi,yes you can tether your 8320 without a Blackberry data plan,after a lot of Googling I found out how to do it for our daughter who uses her 8100 with just a generic data plan.The steps I followed were:-

1,Follow the instructions from Anworm to install a "browser via tcp" service book,this will allow your 8320 browser to work without a Blackberry data plan and will turn your BB into a useable modem.Instructions here.

2,Follow any one of a squillion sets of instructions to tether your BB to your Laptop.I actually used the guide over at Berry 365 which can be found here.

You will now be able to use your 8320 as a modem amd also because you have enabled your BB browser you will be able to carry out downloads and OTA software installs etc.Also if you want to you will now be able to install one of the several third party push email apps and have your email pushed to your 8320.Our daughter uses Shangmail which I must say is excellent for a free app,it polls quicker than Blackberry Email and intergrates completely with your phone so that you can assign it tones etc.

I hope this helps.

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