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Old 04-19-2006, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you someone help me tether my 8700g on my laptop?

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Old 04-19-2006, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Search for "8700 modem"... Also leave string field blank. Work like a charm. Just have a problem accessing google sites for some odd reason.
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Default Just got mine to work on T-Mobile

Ok I just got it working this morning. VERY cool. Right now I am sending this from the Amtrak Adirondack train from Montreal to NY.

I originally followed the instructions according to Mark Rehjon's tips but kept getting Error 692, modem unrecognized. Then I changed the init string from

+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com","",0,0
to
+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"

and voila, it now works on T-Mobile.

Not sure about speed as it feels slow but hey it works!

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Here is how to tether as a modem from Blackberry's website: Click Here
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Just have a problem accessing google sites for some odd reason.
Me too (on accessing Google), kinda strange....

Just did a speed test (dslreports) and got this: Down - 35kbps, Up - 19 kbps

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Does tethering use (expensive) minutes or is included in the unlimited data access?
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For T-mobile, it's included in the unlimited data...I hear that Cingular perhaps charges(?). I actually just did it last night, works very well for simple things like Yahoo! Mail and even CNN and other graphic-intense sites. Check out this thread HERE for instructions on tethering.
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Cingular will, in fact, charge you for this when they detect that you're using a BB for this, and will graciously add on another data plan without telling you. It was yet another in a long list of reasons why I fired them and went to TMo.
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Cingular will, in fact, charge you for this when they detect that you're using a BB for this, and will graciously add on another data plan without telling you. It was yet another in a long list of reasons why I fired them and went to TMo.
Took me an hour to figure out how to get mine connected but i did. All of these posts leave out the number you dial.

You need to dial *99# and set your user/pass to empty fields. Put the second init string above in the com3/4 that is going to be used for your phone/modem.

I get only a fair signal at my apartment 1-2 bars and i bandwidth tested at 80.80kbps so i was pretty impressed.

We need to figure out how to get by the google glitch...thats not acceptable!

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Me too (on accessing Google), kinda strange....

Just did a speed test (dslreports) and got this: Down - 35kbps, Up - 19 kbps

Cheers, Rich
is that KBps or Kbps?
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Is tethering considered part of the plan with T-Mobile ($29 or $19), or is it something that is not really detectable in small doses and they overlook it?
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T-Mo hasn't made a big deal out of "detecting" it yet, the way Cingular has. So far it's included in the $19 and $29 packages.
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Originally Posted by Mako5
Ok I just got it working this morning. VERY cool. Right now I am sending this from the Amtrak Adirondack train from Montreal to NY.

I originally followed the instructions according to Mark Rehjon's tips but kept getting Error 692, modem unrecognized. Then I changed the init string from

+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com","",0,0
to
+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"

and voila, it now works on T-Mobile.

Not sure about speed as it feels slow but hey it works!
This is a crucial piece here, changing this additional init string. It made the difference for me.
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