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I was wondering if a Blackberry could be used to test a dial-up connection without being connected to a computer. Since the blackberry could be used as a modem, I was wondering if the dial-up connection results could be displayed on its own screen. I ask this because I reside without a land line & was curious if I could use my Blackberry for d.u.n. troubleshooting. Thanks.
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hmm... how exactly do you want to do?

Are you trying to have someone to dial to your BB phone number, then connect to the web? If so, it does not seem possible to me.
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I was wondering if a Blackberry could be used to test a dial-up connection without being connected to a computer. Since the blackberry could be used as a modem, I was wondering if the dial-up connection results could be displayed on its own screen. I ask this because I reside without a land line & was curious if I could use my Blackberry for d.u.n. troubleshooting. Thanks.
If I understand what you're asking, it is a strangely intriguing yet bazaar question! (no offense meant!).

Is what you want to do is to dial a number that has a modem on the other end and be able to watch the interaction between your BB and the other modem - like you would if you checked the "Show Terminal Window" box on the security tab of an XP DUN connection.

No, you can't do that. The BlackBerry is not a modem, nor does it have one. But like I said, very intriguing thought!

I don't know if this helps, but I believe there are telnet clients for the BB.
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I was wondering if a Blackberry could be used to test a dial-up connection without being connected to a computer. Since the blackberry could be used as a modem, I was wondering if the dial-up connection results could be displayed on its own screen. I ask this because I reside without a land line & was curious if I could use my Blackberry for d.u.n. troubleshooting. Thanks.
No. You cannot use a Blackberry as a real modem. It's a virtual modem with ATDT Hayes command set capability, but it will not interface over a phone line and negotiate analogue connections.

It's sole purpose is GPRS data and is programmed to negotiate GPRS connections only with the carrier you are connected with.
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