Here are the directions for hooking up the modem to your computer (If I understand this correctly):
Try it in just (5) five easy steps:
Connect your Blackberry to your PC or laptop via the provided USB cable, start the BlackBerry Destop Manager.
NOTE: The Blackberry Desktop Manager MUST be launched to use your Blacberry as a modem, which ensures communication between your device and windows.
From your Windows desktop Click 'Start' / 'Settings' / 'Control Panel' (or open Control Panel as normal) click 'Phone & Modem Options'. Click the 'Modems' tab, look for a new Standard Modem instance. A brief description should be next to it. Click 'Properties' / 'Diagnostics' / 'Query Modem' which should generate the following*:
ATQ0V1E0 - OK
AT+GMM - BlackBerry IPmodem
AT+FCLASS=? - OK
AT#CLS=? - OK
AT+GCI? - OK
AT+GCI=? - OK
ATI1 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
ATI2 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
ATI3 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
ATI4 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
ATI5 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
ATI6 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
ATI7 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem
* Results may vary but you should at least see Blackberry IPmodem.
If you don't see the Blackberry Modem when you query the you'll have to install the drivers. They are usually at 'C:\program files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Modem Drivers'. To install... in 'Control Panel' click 'Phone and Modems' select 'Modems' tab select 'add' check 'Don't detect my modem; I will select it for a list. / click next / select 'have disk' / Browse to: 'C:\program files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Modem Drivers' click 'ok' and continue.
After installing the correct drivers select the Blackberry modem Click 'Properties' / 'Advanced' and add ONE of the following Carrier APN settings:
If testing on other carriers first try to modify to match your carrier's APN or leave blank:
+cgdcont=1,"IP", "your carrier's APN"
Find other up-to-date Carrier APNs here
a. Create a new internet dialup connection by clicking 'My Network' on the desktop of from the start button then select 'Show Connections' / 'Create a new connection' (in the left column)
b. Click 'Next' / Select 'Connect To The Internet" / 'Set up my connection manually' / 'Connect using a dial-up modem' / Select the Modem you install with the Blackberry IPModem drivers / Name it e.g. "Launch Blackberry Internet" /'next'
c. Depending on your carrier choose one of the following phone numbers:
- Cingular or T-Mobile: *99#
- SprintNextel, Telus iden: S=2
- Verizon, SprintNextel (cdma), Bell Mobility: #777
d. Click Next / On the next screen, pick one of the following, depending on your carrier:
AT&T old or Nextel:
Replace 8005551212 with your phone number:
Password: (Your voicemail PIN)
Username: (Your Sprint PCS Username)
Password: (Your Sprint PCS Password)
Username: (Your T-Mobile.com Username)
Password: (Your T-Mobile.com Password)
replace 8005551212 with your phone number:
Find other up-to-date Carrier usernames & passwords here
Click 'Finish' continue...
You must disable 'IP Header Compression'
'Start' / 'Network Connections' / 'Launch Blackberry Internet' (or the name you selected) / Properties / Networking Tab / double-click 'Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)' / 'Advanced' then select Disable 'Use IP header compression'
Connect by clicking the Blackberry Connection icon you created in Network Connections. Leave username and password blank. Click connect!
I've done all of this, but there is one or two sticking points. Since I'm on Tmobile, the first one is where you have to enter your tmobile.com user name and password. Well, the user name is no longer a user name when you log in. You have to use your phone number and then you to enter your password. I threw in my phone number and password because I didn't know what else to do.
The other sticking point is that I keep getting Error No. 734, but from what I've seen, that just means something on Tmobile's end isn't hooked up into my BB. Does any of this sound right?