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Old 02-15-2006, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I've a BB7290 connected to a BES.

I'd like to connect to the internet via my laptop using the USB cable but it is not working.

I've connected the BB to my laptop and set the wireless to off. Then I tried to to use the browser to connect to internet but the BB told me the wireless was off.

Of course it is off as I want to connect via my laptop as to no use Kbyte when I'm connected to my laptop.

Any Idea on how to resolve this problem.

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Old 02-15-2006, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't think that is possible since the software in the BB is what actually connects to the servers via the Cell towers and not via the "internet". Sounds like a cool idea if it were possible... even better idea if you could do it the other way.. push/pull via BB to the laptop when not in an area with wireless or other... sorta like they are doing with the bluetooth modem via BB.

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We've been testing a product called Shark Modem with a 7520. Their site is here:

http://www.mobishark.com/home.htm

and says it works with 7xxx models. It's worked so far and according to their support the speeds are just a bit faster than dialup. I think the downloadable demo is limited to 5MB.

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I think you would need to have Device Manager running. If I remember correctly, this enables the device to connect via your laptop and access the internet on your BB without using any data.

The wireless still needs to be on, though. Of course, this also assumes your laptop is connected to the web somehow, which makes me wonder why you'd want to use the browser on the BB vs. the laptop.

Or I could totally misunderstand your question
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Hello,
I'd like to connect to the internet via my laptop using the USB cable but it is not working.
Search the forum for "modem" and you will find what you are looking for. It has been discussed extensively. Some have had good luck with it, and others have not. Just about everything that could possibly be said about it has been said on this forum. ...most of it three times!

I connect my 7290 as a modem and using Shark Modem as described in in the other reply in this thread. Both are described elsewhere here.
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I think the OP wants to use the Internet on his BlackBerry through his USB connection.

This is different than using the BlackBerry as a modem.

AFAIK, this is not possible unless you have a BES and OS 4.1

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Thanks Jonberry, This is what I want to do. When my BB is connected to my laptop (and internet), I don't want to use the wireless to connect to internet and use bandwith. So I'd rather use my internet broadband than my wireless BB.

How do you get the OS 4.1. The BES is on the network of my work but not at home. And I think I have OS 4.02.35

Thanks for your help
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You get OS 4.1 from your carrier or BES admin (if it's even available for your model).

I don't have any more info on setting this up and I've never tried it.

It's a fairly new feature and I believe it requires the BES admin to make some adjustments on their end.

If anyone has anymore info, I'm all ears. I think it would be great for non BES connections, too.

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now the first question i have is "why?"

I don't see why using your blackberry to browse the web, when you have your laptop/pc already connected to the internet (and has a much better interface)

Unless it's a bb specific application that needs internet access.

But to my understanding, the BB will use the internal network (when connected to USB and has Desktop Manager opened (well maybe only redirector)) instead of the wireless for synchronisations. I know it does so when you activate your BB on the BES.
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If your BB model and carrier released 4.1, go here

http://www.blackberry.com/support/downloads/index.shtml

then click on the "Download BlackBerry Desktop Software, BlackBerry device software, BlackBerry Enterprise Serverô software and related service packs. "
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slr737
Thanks Jonberry, This is what I want to do. When my BB is connected to my laptop (and internet), I don't want to use the wireless to connect to internet and use bandwith. So I'd rather use my internet broadband than my wireless BB.

How do you get the OS 4.1. The BES is on the network of my work but not at home. And I think I have OS 4.02.35

Thanks for your help
Any advanced info for this question?
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/164)

So, you are wanting to (for lack of a better word) reverse-teather your BB? Use your laptop as a modem for your blackberry?
To the best of my knowledge this is not possible. Sorry

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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/164)

So, you are wanting to (for lack of a better word) reverse-teather your BB? Use your laptop as a modem for your blackberry?
To the best of my knowledge this is not possible. Sorry

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Yes. I'm like to set PC as modem of my BB. Is it possible to implement it by BES express?
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