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Old 11-28-2005, 10:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I had success on Cingular. The settings I used were the AT&T setting for the additional control string and the rest were all of the Cingular settings. Speeds I am getting on CNET's bandwidth meter are as follows from 3 tests:
97.9kbps
148.1kbps
117.4kbps

Not bad and it works nicely.
In speaking to a RIM technical support person, he indicated that the issue lies with Cingular in that they require an additional data setting (and charge) for tehering. I think my account has that.

I did an uninstall of the Desktop software and started fresh.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:15 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Would be curious to know more about your data account too?

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I had success on Cingular. The settings I used were the AT&T setting for the additional control string and the rest were all of the Cingular settings. Speeds I am getting on CNET's bandwidth meter are as follows from 3 tests:
97.9kbps
148.1kbps
117.4kbps

Not bad and it works nicely.
In speaking to a RIM technical support person, he indicated that the issue lies with Cingular in that they require an additional data setting (and charge) for tehering. I think my account has that.

I did an uninstall of the Desktop software and started fresh.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:56 AM   #23 (permalink)
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YUP, it worked! I can now connect my 8700c to the Cingular network and use it as a laptop modem. The trick was in fact to uninstall the existing BB Desktop Manager software and perform a new install. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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YUP, it worked! I can now connect my 8700c to the Cingular network and use it as a laptop modem. The trick was in fact to uninstall the existing BB Desktop Manager software and perform a new install. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:33 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey all.. I deleted my old modem driver for my 7290 and my old Blackberry Desktop installs before I loaded the one that came with my 8700.. now I have no c:\program files\research in motion\modem drivers folder! :( I don't see any drivers on the CD either.. are you guys using the old drivers to get this to work? Or did you get the new drivers from somewhere else.. if so, hook me up @ romerom at gmail.com
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got it.. uninstalled old desktop software, reinstalled software off of CD.. originally expected modem files to go in \program files\research in motion\*modem* it ended up just showing up in my modem list as "Standard Modem"

init string = +cgdcont=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR"
username = [email address]
password = CINGULAR1
flow control unchecked
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:22 AM   #27 (permalink)
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went to dslreports and ran the mobile test.. 153kbps - what should I be seeing if edge were on? are those gprs numbers?
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Has anyone had luck in getting Cingular to add the WIX items to their account? Today was the first time I've tried and I don't know if I just need to keep calling until I get to someone that knows something...
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:34 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm curious if anyone has tried to get the 8700 acting as a modem for your PC and what speeds you get (if possible)? My thought is to use this instead of buying an EDGE or EV-DO carde for my PC.
Be careful about using the BlackBerry as a modem on Rogers. Rogers charges $7 per megabyte above the 25 megabyte cap of your Unlimited plan. I know, it's nuts.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:12 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I tried the modem bit on my Cingualr 7290 and quickly ran up a big data bill beyond my Blackberry plan. All, use caution and check your credit references before using it as a modem (or is this somehow different on the new system/device?).
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:47 PM   #31 (permalink)
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From my understanding you CAN use EDVO on the 7100's, but NOT on the Cingular 8700- that is still correct right? If so, was it true from the earlier post that Cingular maybe enable it?

Also, does anyone have information regarding cost associated with running it on the 7100 w/Cingular?
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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followed the settings romero had in post #26 that was slightly different than the directions from the FAQ. My account just has UNL BB Plan....no wix no data connect...I love this thing
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:05 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Weird. I did a clean uninstall and reinstalled. I can query my modem and even dial but I get a TCP/IP error 736 still... Blah.
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Default Full instructions please!

I am not new to BB, but new to using it as a modem. Just got my 8700c and want to see if I can get it going. Can someone post (or link) the full instructions to use the BB as a modem?

Much appreaciated (in advance)...
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Sorry, for the cross post, but this seems appropriate here:

On a BlackBerry 8700c with no additional account setup (just BB Unlimited and Voice)

APN: wap.cingular
Username for APN: [email address]
Password for APN: CINGULAR1

For Modem Use (Yes this works too )

Modem Properties:
Initialization String: +cgdcont=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR"

Dial-up Properties:
USERNAME: [email address]
PASSWORD: CINGULAR1


On an side note I did this during my last billing period and It showed up on my bill as used data, however, there was no charge for it.

Hope this helps !
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Sorry, for the cross post, but this seems appropriate here:

On a BlackBerry 8700c with no additional account setup (just BB Unlimited and Voice)

APN: wap.cingular
Username for APN: [email address]
Password for APN: CINGULAR1

For Modem Use (Yes this works too )

Modem Properties:
Initialization String: +cgdcont=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR"

Dial-up Properties:
USERNAME: [email address]
PASSWORD: CINGULAR1


On an side note I did this during my last billing period and It showed up on my bill as used data, however, there was no charge for it.

Hope this helps !

Anyone know how to do this on a Mac?
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I am also not new to Blackberry but just got my 8700c yesterday and would like specific instructions on how to use as a modem. Is a dial-up ISP required? I have made my settings match those in the posts above but do not know how to actually make the connection.

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I am also not new to Blackberry but just got my 8700c yesterday and would like specific instructions on how to use as a modem. Is a dial-up ISP required? I have made my settings match those in the posts above but do not know how to actually make the connection.

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Old 01-04-2006, 03:14 PM   #39 (permalink)
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The current settings on my 8700c are as follows:

APN: wap.cingular
Username for APN: [email address]
Password for APN: CINGUALR1

On my laptop the settings are:

Modem Properties:
Initialization String: +cgdcont=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR"

Dial-up Properties:
USERNAME: [email address]
PASSWORD: CINGULAR1

I keep getting error 736. What the heck am I doing wrong?
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:29 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Stinsonddog,

I downloaded your Tips document and found it very helpful. I have printed all 17 pages and plan on keeping it in my briefcase. Great Stuff! Unfortunately, I am still unable to connect. I keep getting error 736. I posted this above. I made my settings like darkhorse did above but no luck. I will keep trying.

Again, thanks for the tips.
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