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Old 02-03-2008, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So long time reader first time poster... I did my research and didn't find much that helped.

But any way... I've got an 8830 with verizon and a dell xps notebook. I have all the options possible for the bb (minus gps) and am trying to hook my computer to the net via bluetooth. Simply put: I can't. Every time I pair the two machines my computer pops a message that says something to the effect of "cannot install device driver software." I have unpaired the two and then repaired (haha) several times. I have VZAccess manager and the BB desktop manager installed and up to date. What am I missing?!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Wirelessly posted (8320 Curve: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

1. Go to a computer store

2. Buy a usb cable

3. Try it again
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Wirelessly posted (8320 Curve: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

1. Go to a computer store

2. Buy a usb cable

3. Try it again
Yea . A usb cable comes with the phone and I have numerous. I didn't ask how to hook the phone to the net via usb.
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Whizzled. I think I understand what you are trying to do. Utilize the BBerrys cell abilities to access the net wirelessly via Laptop. Your local Wifi being in this case the Bluetooth from BB to laptop. Will a wired connection not work.? and the 2nd question is for me .. why you would need this in the first place.? Not being sarcastic or anything, just curious.

For me, being on the rd lots, there are times a BB just isn't enough. So if you do get it going, I would like to know how ya did it.!

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You can use the VZW 8830 as a broadband modem only if it's on a USB cable and you pay VZW an extra $15/month for "Broadband Connect". That's above and beyond your data plan. It's a lot slower than wifi but about the same speed as an older broadband card (~1 year old - I understand the new ones are faster). No bluetooth.
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I've been trying to access the net via bluetooth because that is one of the phone's capabilities? Or at least I thought? Maybe not. Thank you for the side information but this still does not help solve the issue of needing the driver software. I think some people have really read between the lines here (steakman excluded).

SO. Let me try again. Driver software for connecting a 8830 to a laptop via bluetooth? I already have vzw access manager and the desktop manager installed and up to date. Why do I keep getting a pop up message that says I need to instal driver software for my "bluetooth peripheral device." I have tried pairing multiple times and nothing seems to work. For example: when I pair my old Sony Ericsson the phone shows up under mycomputer like another driver where as the BB doesn't. Is this because the phone is just not designed to? Or is it because I am lacking some sort of software that I can't find?

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Ah. Actually nix it. I found some round about answer here <http://www.wirelessforums.org/alt-cellular-verizon/blackberry-8830-bluetooth-dun-help-33975.html> that states VZW deletes the bluetooth file that would allow internet connection via bluetooth.
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Default 8830 as bluetooth Modem...

Oh hi,

Oddly, using a Mac, BT is the only way to use the 8830 as a modem. (if you run virtual PC on a Intel Mac, then you can use a usb cable)
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I too have the 8830 and a brand new computer with all the bells and whistles, running on vista. I was so excited to be cableless and after 6 hours of "support" time with Verizon and HP I have no resolution. I get the same message "windows was unable to install your Bluetooth Peripheral Device". Verizon does not support and HP can't find.. Has anyone had any success?
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I feel your pain. Why doesn't anyone understand our problem? Same message, driving me crazy! Sounds like you may have the solution. Did that end up working for you? I am not the greatest with this stuff but am willing to do my homework, spend money, whatever it takes. I just would like to connect without a cable. Is that so wrong? Are you able to "sync" wireless? That was one of my driving factors that made me go out and get a top of the line computer. Silly me.
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Blackberry's Bluetooth doesn't work with anything. The bluetooth capabilities on your blackberry and the Bluetooth capabilities on your computer are different, and do not recognize each other. Thats why it's not working. (This probably wasn't clear, but I'm not too sure about the specific details on why this is so, so if anyone else would like to jump in and finish this)
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Default Well.....

If you guys are looking for a valid reason why one would want to use Bluetooth.... My USB port broke for data. It charges fine, but I can wiggle the cable and my computer starts doing the incessant DINGDONG thing every time I touch it.

I would like to sync my BB before Verizon destroys/steals all my data, can someone propose a way for me to do this with bluetooth? Even a wireless sync would be cool (but I know that would make a few of you laugh--BIS only!) because I'm out of options at this point and I don't feel like spending a year looking for the drivers. So....... "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" driver for Vista?

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I have a Dell laptop. I was trying to get BB Desktop Manager to sync via Bluetooth. Using the Bluetooth stack that came from Dell proved to be "unsupported" with DM. I had to search for the Microsoft Bluetooth stack. I can't remember now where I found it, but since installing that (on XP SP2) I can Bluetooth connect my 8830 with my laptop no problem.

I HAVE NOT attempted to use the 8830 as a internet access means for the laptop. Let alone via Bluetooth.
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All of the previous posters stating it can't be done via Bluetooth are wrong, I use my 8830 with tethering via Bluetooth all the time when I am on the road. It took me many hours to figure it out, maybe I can make it easier for the rest of you, although no guarantees. Most laptops use the Toshiba Bluetooth hardware and therefore also use the Toshiba bluetooth stack, even if it's not a Toshiba laptop. I have a Fujitsu Lifebook Tablet series and it does. The key is to get rid of the Toshiba bluetooth stack and use the Microsoft default stack. Here is a link that might help. Please understand I take no responsibility if this doesn't work, but it did for me. Also, make sure you have your existing BT drivers in case you want to revert.

Toshiba Support - Content Details

After doing this I was able to setup my 8830 with DUN service through the pairing and VZAccess works great. Good luck.
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Ok... so here is a crazy update to this issue for me... A couple days a go I was backing up my bb and was about to disconnect and I got this pop-up message from my computer that said something to the tune of "driver software now installed." It totally blind sided me. I had no idea what it was. I did a virus sweep, checked all my programs, went through a ton of other crap and then I randomly tried accessing the net with my bb via bluetooth.... and it fricken worked!?!@$?# I wanted to bash the hell out of both my phone and computer like a damn caveman.

Pretty cool huh? I mean... I didn't do any modification crap or tech support BS or ANYTHING. It was like my computer had constipation and just decided to drop the load... six F****** months later. WTF!!
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I pulled this from RIM's site. In Blackberry Technical Solution center - "How to set up dial-up networking using Bluetooth technology", all the way at the bottom:

"Additional Info
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2.x and earlier does not support Bluetooth tethered modem functionality with Windows Vista. This is a previously reported issue that has been escalated internally to our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available."


I hope this helps!

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Steakman asked why anyone would want to do this. I too want to connect via BT, because I don't want to load the Desktop Manager or Device Manager software onto my laptop at home - it's all loaded onto my work laptop. I try to minimize software loads whenever possible. But when I'm at home I want to load pictures, music, and video to my BB via BT. BTW, even though Vista repeatedly gives me the message that drivers need to be installed I am still able to pair the two and transfer pictures to my 8830.
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Steakman asked why anyone would want to do this. I too want to connect via BT, because I don't want to load the Desktop Manager or Device Manager software onto my laptop at home - it's all loaded onto my work laptop. I try to minimize software loads whenever possible. But when I'm at home I want to load pictures, music, and video to my BB via BT. BTW, even though Vista repeatedly gives me the message that drivers need to be installed I am still able to pair the two and transfer pictures to my 8830.
I dont run vista on the computer that I was trying to (and successfully did) get the BT teathering up and running. BT teathering supposedly doesnt work with Vista. BTW even though I'm pretty sure you still would need to have the vzw connector going to internet... I'm not sure though..
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