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Old 02-26-2007, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone got the 8800 to work as a tethered modem? I plan to do it only on sporadic occasions, but it is essential when I need it for short periods here or there.

Contacted Cingular today, and the lady was confused when she told me the 8800 didn't have that capability. She wouldn't sell me the tethered modem plan either.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have done it and it works just fine. I am new to Cingular and set up my first plan as a tethered blackberry plan. THey helped me set up the DialUp Networking and it worked great. EDGE is very slow compared to Verizon but it does work. Once I get it working I called and dropped my plan to a lower one and it still works as a modem.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Used mine on T-Mobile today and it worked perfectly so I know it's possible. I believe you just have to have Cingular add the tethering plan to your account.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think the issue with Cingular is simply that they have not updated their 'Cingular Communication Manager' app used for tethering with BBs and EDGE PCMCIA cards. So as far as they are concerned it is not supported yet. That being said, I have tethered mine via Dialup Networking as I did my 8700c and it works fine.

So to 'officially' tether, you will have to wait for their update of their software to support it, same story with the 8100. Unless they just recently came out with the update, I was told not to setup anyone at work with a 8800 or Pearl until then.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That was the first thing I did with my blackberry. After adding the startup string it worked fine. On the T-mobile EDGE. It was fast enough for me to slingbox I was pulling speeds just over 200 Kbps
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Anyone experienced #603 error "The callers buffer is too small" when tethering?
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Tethering my 8800 works for me, or at least those time that I actually remember to start desktop manager on my laptop
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