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Can somone please tell me how to use my 8703e as a Modem with Alltel???

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Wirelessly posted (BLACKBERRY 8703e (ALLTEL): BlackBerry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/106)

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Hello Anyone know the answer to this one??????
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Connecting a computer to the Internet using a CDMA BlackBerry device as a tethered modem
Doc ID : KB04664
Last Modified : 11/9/2006
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Environment
BlackBerry® 7130e
BlackBerry 7250 Wireless Handheld
BlackBerry 8703e Wireless Handheld
BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 and later
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP
Personal computer or laptop computer with an Intel® 486 or higher processor

Note: Research In Motion® (RIM®) provides some support for the tethered modem; the installation of the Standard Modem Driver is supported. See KB05178 for more details about support for the tethered modem.

Important: Ask your service provider if you require a user name and password to configure dial-up networking (see Task 4 in this article). Also, ask your service provider if additional charges are incorporated when connecting to the Internet using the BlackBerry device as a tethered modem.



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Procedures
A BlackBerry device (with tethered modem capability) can be used as an external modem to connect a personal computer or laptop computer to the Internet.

Summary of Tasks
To set up a tethered modem, complete the following tasks:

Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later (one time only)
Configure dial-up networking (one time only)
Connect the BlackBerry device to BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking

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Task 1

Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later on the computer.

When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software , the drivers that enable the BlackBerry device to communicate through the USB port and virtual COM port are installed. The Standard Modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.

Note: If you are upgrading your BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required Virtual COM Port and Standard Modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.


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Task 2

To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that corresponds with the operating system you are using.
Windows XP Operating System
Go to Start > Settings > Network Connections.
Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens.
Click Next.
Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next.
Select Setup my connection manually. Click Next.
Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next.
If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem - Standard Modem check box. Click Next.
In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next.
In the Phone number field, type #777. Click Next.
Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider. Click Next.
Click Finish.
In the Connect window, click Properties.
In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, then click Configure.
In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
In the Properties window, click OK.
Windows 2000 Operating System
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
Click Next.
Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
In the Phone number field, type #777. Click Next.
Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
In the Connect window, click Properties.
In the Properties window, verify that Modem ? Standard Modem is selected, then click Configure.
In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
In the Properties window, click OK.

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Task 3

Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer and verify that BlackBerry Desktop Manager displays Connected. The BlackBerry device must be identified by BlackBerry Desktop Manager in order for the modem to establish a connection.

Important: BlackBerry Desktop Manager must be running for the tethered modem to function.

Note: If Microsoft Outlook® is not operating in cache mode, you might receive a message indicating that BlackBerry Desktop Manager cannot contact the messaging server. If this message appears, click Cancel to proceed.


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Task 4

Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.

Note: During this procedure, do not operate the BlackBerry Browser or any third-party applications on the BlackBerry device. An active data session may interfere with the modem connection. Also, make sure an ethernet connection is not active at the same time.
Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer.
Open Blackberry Desktop Manager.
Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > .
If your service provider requires you to enter a user name and password, enter the information in the fields provided. Otherwise, leave the fields blank.
Click Dial.


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Additional Information
For instructions on how to connect a computer to the Internet using a GPRS, EDGE, or UMTS BlackBerry device as a tethered modem, see KB05196.



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Has anyone actually gotten there Blackberry tethered w/ Alltel I have seen some post were people changed thier username in the phone programming to get it to work but no one says what they changed it to. I have tryed every thing.
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Ok, I have the same problem but I will hopefully have an answer for you soon. I can connect fine, but I cannot pass any traffic. Are all of you having the same problem? Apparently, if you can get connected fine but can't pass traffic, there is something that needs to be reset in the blackberry that you have to go into the programming menu to do. I should have the info soon, otherwise you can call alltel for help with the matter if you don't want to wait on me.
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Ok guys I have finnaly got mine working all you have to do is type ##000000 into the the phone and press enter. This will get you into the programming once you are in there change the MIP username to test. Save the info and your phone will restart. You should now be able to recive info instead of just sending it.
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As a way of explaining, I am taking most of this from the previous posts here in this thread, and trying to lay it all out as simply as possible so everyone can understand.

To use your 8703e on Alltel's 1X/EDVO network, follow the steps listed on blackberry's website. Blackberry . com, click the 'Support' link at the bottom fo the page, go to their solution center (knowledge base) and search for 8703e tethered modem edvo. Click on the document titled "Connecting a computer to the Internet using a CDMA or EVDO BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered modem".

Read it and perform those steps.
Then, on your blackberry, go into the phone dialer - like you are making a phone call, and type in ##000000 and hit the key. it will take you to the "CDMA Service Program Edit Screen"

From there, scroll down until you find MIP UserID. it will be, by default, your 10digit [email address]. Erase all of that and type in just test. so it looks like this:

MIP User ID: test

Click the scroll wheel and select Save. Your blackberry will restart. Don't skip this, as if you do, your Blackberry will send data, but won't receive anything!

After that, simply hook it up to your laptop, and follow the instructions from blackberry.
The info for Dial-Up Networking is as follows:
username: [email address] (replace 1234567890 with your cell number of course)
password: alltel
number to dial is #777 (ensure you get the # in there so it will work).

Before trying to connect, ensure that you have the Desktop Manager program running. it can be minimized to your taskbar, but it has to be running for the modem functionality to work.

Hope this helps someone, as Alltel is absolutely useless and claims that this "it just doesn't work. We escalated it to RIM, and they said that it doesn't work!". But I am currently getting speeds of 200Kbps down and 150Kbps up with this, and probably will go a bit faster once I tweak it a bit.

Which is plenty fast enough for VPN / RDP connections to my clients, web surfing, email, etc.
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