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Old 01-27-2008, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having issues Tethering my MacBook to my Blackberry Pearl. It's new from T-Mobile USA, running Firmware 4.2.1.107. I'm using the updated scripts for Leopard from Fibble.org with the following info:

APN: wap.voicestream.com
Username: guest
Password: guest

Verbose logging is on. I've pulled the battery immediately before attempting to connect. I connect and it appears to function (I've seen it work for about a second - loading in just the text of Google.com once), only to remain "connected" while being unable to perform any internet function.

Here's my log:

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Jan 27 22:35:14 AaroniBook kernel[0]: SetCryptoKey R: len 32, idx 2
Jan 27 22:35:54 AaroniBook pppd[3682]: pppd 2.4.2 (Apple version 314) started by root, uid 501
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: Connecting via BlackBerry 8100.
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLWrite : ATZ\13
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLMatched : OK\13\10
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLWrite : AT+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com"\13
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLMatched : OK\13\10
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: Making EDGE connection.
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLWrite : ATDT*99***1#\13
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLMatched : CONNECT
Jan 27 22:35:58 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: Communicating at 460800 bps.
Jan 27 22:36:01 AaroniBook ccl[3683]: CCLExit: 0
Jan 27 22:36:01 AaroniBook pppd[3682]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem
Jan 27 22:36:03 AaroniBook pppd[3682]: local  IP address 10.173.151.28
Jan 27 22:36:03 AaroniBook pppd[3682]: remote IP address 169.254.1.1
Jan 27 22:36:03 AaroniBook pppd[3682]: primary   DNS address 66.94.9.120
Jan 27 22:36:03 AaroniBook pppd[3682]: secondary DNS address 66.94.25.120
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: VMNetDisconnect called for port 0x2de5c00
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en1: filter detached
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en1: down
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en1: detached
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: Freeing hub at 0x535d800.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: VNetUserIf_Create: created userIf at 0x6053e00.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: VMNetConnect: returning port 0x6053e00
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: Hub 0 does not exist, allocating memory.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: Allocated hub 0x535d800 for hubNum 0.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: VMNET_SO_BINDTOHUB: port: paddr 00:50:56:f1:20:fd
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: Hub 0
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: 	Port 0
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-ppp0: got dev 0x5842c04
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-ppp0: can't bridge with ppp, bad header length 4.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: VMNetDisconnect called for port 0x6053e00
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0x6053e00.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook kernel[0]: vmnet: Freeing hub at 0x535d800.
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook mDNSResponder[22]: getifaddrs ifa_netmask for vmnet8(7) Flags 8863 Family  2 172.16.103.1 has different family: 0
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook mDNSResponder[22]: getifaddrs ifa_netmask for vmnet1(8) Flags 8863 Family  2 172.16.209.1 has different family: 0
Jan 27 22:36:04 AaroniBook mDNSResponder[22]: SetupAddr invalid sa_family 0
Jan 27 22:36:04: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
Jan 27 22:36:04 28 configd[33]: setting hostname to "28.151.173.10.in-addr.arpa"
Jan 27 22:36:26 28 configd[33]: AppleTalk shutdown
Jan 27 22:36:26 28 configd[33]: AppleTalk shutdown complete
Jan 27 22:36:27 28 mDNSResponder[22]: getifaddrs ifa_netmask for vmnet8(7) Flags 8863 Family  2 172.16.103.1 has different family: 0
Jan 27 22:36:27 28 mDNSResponder[22]: getifaddrs ifa_netmask for vmnet1(8) Flags 8863 Family  2 172.16.209.1 has different family: 0
Jan 27 22:36:27 28 mDNSResponder[22]: SetupAddr invalid sa_family 0
Jan 27 22:36:30 28 configd[33]: rtmsg: error writing to routing socket
Jan 27 22:36:31 28 mDNSResponder[22]: getifaddrs ifa_netmask for vmnet8(7) Flags 8863 Family  2 172.16.103.1 has different family: 0
Jan 27 22:36:31 28 mDNSResponder[22]: getifaddrs ifa_netmask for vmnet1(8) Flags 8863 Family  2 172.16.209.1 has different family: 0
Jan 27 22:36:31 28 mDNSResponder[22]: SetupAddr invalid sa_family 0
Jan 27 22:37:01: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
Jan 27 22:37:30 AaronMacBook configd[33]: setting hostname to "AaronMacBook.local"
I'd appreciate any advice you'd have. I understand the latest version of the firmware for Pearls seems to have issues maintaining a tethered connection with Leopard, although I'm curious to hear if there are other T-Mobile USA customers working with an older firmware. It seems T-Mobile encourages this - certainly this would be a big feature of my phone (and was one of the reasons I bought it), so I'm willing to work a bit to get this functioning - even if I need to downgrade. I'd appreciate any user experience. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, you'll have to downgrade in order to tether reliably. T-Mobile's latest release has a known bluetooth issue that results in the phone requiring a hard reset in order to tether a second time after successfully tethering once.
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Thanks for the advice, ggoodale. I assume you're the author of Fibble - thanks for your work! If I get this working I'd love to send a donation your way.

What's the latest version of the firmware that reliably tethers with the mac? Will I be losing any significant features by downgrading? For that matter, how on earth *do* I downgrade? I could always boot into Windows on my Intel mac to do what I assume is a non-mac supported task.

Thanks again.
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