BlackBerry Forums Support Community

BlackBerry Forums Support Community (
-   General BlackBerry Discussion (
-   -   BB8700v and modem (

esieens 02-21-2007 10:06 AM

BB8700v and modem

I just got a company 8700v BB. Vodafone UK.

I'm tryingto use it as a modem for my laptop and I have read the guides about that.
I have confirmed the drivers are installed and i can query the modem.

I have set the extra settings:

I have setup a new internet connection and I am dialling *99#. No login/password.

When dialling I get the 'registering your commputer onthe network' then I get the following error:-

TCP/IP CP reported error 736: The remote computer terminated the control protocol.

Any idea what could be wrong?

nostril 02-28-2007 11:41 AM

Similar problem
I had a similar problem on Tmobile in the US. I initially was able to connect as a tethered modem to T-mo but when I tried to reconnect I got an "error code 736" The forums indicated either dealing with the ISP to enable settings or correcting the modem settings, neither of which made sense since I had already connected without those modifications...
I ultimately solved the issue when I created a new dial up profile. I discovered that the custom t-mobile initialization string had disappeared. I re-entered it used 899# as my dial up number w/o any user-name or password and I am logged on right now using that connection! I hope you find this useful! (y)

esieens 03-02-2007 04:16 AM

Thanks I'll try that.

I'm wondering if you need APN set in your BB TCP settings to get the modem working. Can anyone clarify?

I have tried diferent APN settings for my Vodafone UK BB but none worked when using MobilleSSH

nostril 03-02-2007 05:48 PM

error 736
My gut tells me that APN settings will probably not affect an "error 736"
I did change my APN setting s when I installed opera mini. I installed Opera mini and it would not work. I checked the Opera mini website and they said that T-mobile US customers had to make the following change in the TCP settings
My APN username and password are currently blank.
If there are other
The reason why I don't think this change will affect an error 736 is that I WAS able to connect before I made the change.
If you are in the UK you will have to check with your providor if you have to make network specific changes.

esieens 05-12-2007 10:01 AM

I still cannot get it working.

So I tried something else. I took the sim card from my BB and put it in my nokia 6230i. This mobile phone can be used as a modem via Infra-red.

I can get a modem connection using the 6230i and the Vodafone UK WAP settings ( but not the GPRS one (internet).

Obviously since I'm using my BB to access my corporate email I must have GPRS activated (that's what my BB tells me in the upper right corner) but I cannot get it working when I tried to use my Sim Card to connect to GPRS as a modem.

On my BB I can browse internet, read my email, use Yahoo Messenger.

Any idea what am I missing?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.