Originally Posted by matotcky
For anyone who is still waiting on AT&T Communication Manager, you don't need it. I am using a USB connection and the following settings: Use your mobile phone number for the account number and the last 6 digits of your phone number as your password. I have attached screen shots of the Network and Advanced Modem settings. Use Sierra for the vendor - after several hours of trial and error I found that this works perfectly!
Thanks to the OP for getting me down the right path. There are so many suggested passwords/usernames out there...it is confusing.
I found the above works..ONLY IF YOU HAVE ATT UPGRADE YOUR BB SERVICE FOR TETHERING. I put the settings in, but didn't work...until I called ATT C/S and upgraded..then it was a go.
Also, I called C/S and asked for their set up. So this also works too:
1. No need for using phone number for account name, nor using last six digits for password. You can, i did, but not necessary.
2.Telephone number (screen 1 above) should be *99***2# , but *99***1# works also.
3. Sierra works, but ATT recommends to chose (second screen shot):
Vendor: Research in Motion
Model: Blackberry IP Modem (GSM)
4. CID should be 2. But I could only get 1 to stick. 1 works fine.
This is for using Bold 9700 with Mac OS Snow Leopard and ATT via USB. Using BB Enterprise ($45) plus Tethering (another $15). It should work with any BB. Also works for BB personal ($30) plus Tethering (another $30). Yep, they both equal $60. But you can add/drop tethering on a prorated monthly basis for either. NO COMMITMENT. Gives you 5Gb per month. Works great for occasional usage
. From ATT directly:
RIM BlackBerry smartphones may be used as a modem on Mac computers via BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Prerequisites
An AT&T LaptopConnect rate plan is required to use the device as a modem. For assistance with rate plans please contact Customer Care.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac.
Verify that the device indicates that wireless data service is available. Procedure
Access BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the Mac computer via USB cable.
Verify the RIM BlackBerry device displays as "connected".
NOTE: A green icon will appear next to the device icon.
IF PROMPTED, GIVE DEVICE PASSWORD. I DID NOT NEED TO DO THIS
Should look like this when successful: