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Old 03-31-2007, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone been able to use there 8700 as a modem for a notebook running Vista? I have gone through the setup... but it still won't connect. I am hoping there is a trick to make it work. I am not having any problems with the desktop manager... but I cannot use it as a modem. Please help!
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Can anyone use there 8700 as a modem with Vista?
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First of all, please don't double post.

Second of all, there is a post from yesterday afternoon by det293 which probably answers your questions. A little searching and reading goes a long way.

Sorry to be blunt, but that's the way it is.
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Yes, but you need to use Desktop Manager 4.2 SP1 (uninstall any other versions before installing). Extract the package to a permanent directory (I use C:\Windows\Options\BBDesktop421), then right click BlackBerrySetup.exe and select Run as Administrator.

The process for setting it up is the same as for XP (basically). Find that here:
HOWTO Use BlackBerry As Modem For Laptop!
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