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Old 07-29-2008, 09:19 AM   #101 (permalink)
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i have emac desktop and i cant find the 'bluetooth' modem but 'blackberry' using the sprint pcs vision and i try connect and dont work.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #102 (permalink)
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just followed the instructions and my 8330 tethers via bluetooth no problem
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:18 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Default Connect using tethering on BB with Verizon

THERE ARE SOME MINOR THINGS WRONG IN THIS FOR VERIZON!!!

But 95% of this is correct. There are two things you should do to change.

First in the Verizon

username: (yourcellularnumber@vzw3g.com) not vzw3.com
password: vzw
number: #777

now when you first pair your bluetooth before you get to the network preference....

do this.

system preference
Bluetooth setup
fill in information
finish it.

then in the bluetooth screen where it shows all bluetooth devices highlight your BB

go to bottom and click on the (gear) icon symbol thingy

click configure device

then click ok

it will ask to to allow the computer to access info click ALLOW

NOW THIS IS WHERE YOU CHANGE AND WIN!!!!!

click phone vendor and in the drop down change to "other"

that will change phone model

username (yourphonenumber@vzw3g.com)
password: vzw
number: #777

click next


then move to the part of this bottom instruction where you enter into the network preferences.

add new connection

bluetooth

same username, passwrod and number as before.


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Originally Posted by peterparker123 View Post
First of, I want to say this is a great forum. I love macs and I love BBs

Although I'm new I hope that you don't mind if I start a thread that would consolidate some of the different threads about the tethering your Mac to the Blackberry 8830. I'm not adding a new information but hope to make it easier for those that are looking for the information to come to one thread that they can use. Okay here it goes.

Can you tether your Mac to the Blackberry 8830?
The answer is Yes.
Can I tether via USB or Bluetooth?
I tried tethering via USB but was not able to do this but I have tethered via Bluetooth. Different posters have reported that they have been only able to tether via BT only. So the answer right now is BT only.
What are the speeds that you are getting?
I have gotten 220 down and 78 up. I think that this is pretty decent. It seems that this is pretty standard on VZW and Sprint. I'm not sure about the other carriers but if you can reply and add your speeds it would be great.
What is your service provider?
My service provider is Sprint. This was frustrating because it seemed like most post had to do with T Mobile or Cirgular/ATT and recently VZW. Based on the differents post that posters are reporting that all can tether. I will consolidate all of the info I found. Each carrier has to have a login and phone number
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For Sprint
User Name: None
Password: None
Telephone Number: #777
For Verizon
User Name: (yourphonenumber@vzw3.com
Password: vzw
Telephone Number: #777
For Cingular
Still working on this
For TMobile
Still working on this
Do I need a special script?
I did not use a special script. I just followed a couple of cobbled together instructions from different sources - some on these site and some from other sites. So my answer to do this would be that you don't need a script.

Do I need to get a special plan to tether?

Depends on the carrier.

Sprint: No - it is included in your BB plan.
VZW: Yes - you have to add it for $15 per month. And you have to call

How can I tether my Blackberry 8830 with my mac?
1. Make sure that you pair your BT with your Macbook Pro.
2. Go to System Preferences.
3. Click on Network.
4. Click on the pull down for Show.
5. Choose Bluetooth.
6. Skip all the other tabs and leave blank and click on Bluetooth Modem.
7. Click on the Modem pull down and choose WWAn Support.
8. Check all of the boxes underneath the Modem pull down.
9. Close out and you will see a little phone icon in the status bar next to the airport status bar. Click on it.
10. Go down to the Open Internet Connect and click on Bluetooth.
11. Fill in the telephone number, account name and password .
12. Save it.
13. Turn off your airport.
14. Click on the phone icon and then click on connect.
15. If you have paired your phone correctly and your mac you should see the blue light start blinking. On your phone it will ask for permission. Click Yes.
16. You should see a connection dialog box with a send and receive bars on it.
17. Congrats you have tethered your Blackberry 8830 to the the mac.
Again thank you for such a great forum. Even though I'm new I hope that you don't mind that I'm doing this post. I hope to give back by contributing. I know there are more knowledgeable posters on this forum and I would appreciate any additions to this thread.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:21 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I was receiving a message that the system "could not negotiate a connection with the remote ppp server" when I tried connecting my VZW 8830 BB to the Verizon service. I changed the device manufacturer from "generic" to "other" and it worked. Go figure!
Thank you I did your change and it worked, but i had to show how to get to the screen where you change the vendor because my macbook pro which i bought this year didn't give that opportunity at first. I had to config to device.

but thank you for this. someone should tell these VZ techs because they were clueless!!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:47 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Wink ButterBerry is right - Mac OS X USB tether works!

Somehow or other most of you guys seem to have skipped over ButterBerry's instructions in how to tether your BB8830 to Verizon using USB tether... I believe at much much better speeds. If you download the Verizon Access Manager, look at the Contents of each of the files, you will find the Blackberry files (kext files) that he refers to. If you copy these to the directory he mentioned, and then install VZ Access Manager, your tether will work perfectly! It's not rocket science...

Of course I agree that VZ Access Manager isn't the most elegant interface, speed is more important - and it works.

Yes, Bluetooth tethering via DUN worked too... at slower speeds...

I really don't understand why Verizon didn't provide this setup... they told me that VZ Access Manager would work... and it didn't. And I don't like to be cheated by Verizon!

Try it after you try Bluetooth tethering and please report back.

Kudos to ButterBerry!

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Default ppp server issues

i have read through all your posts carefully and i still can not get past the "could not negotiate a connection with the remote ppp server" message. I verified my settings and tried the different advanced options for phone vendor. is there anything else that could cause this message? i just had the service turned on today - is it possible that the activation has not gone through yet?

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Old 09-17-2008, 08:20 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Note to all. I got the usb tethering to work with my Verizon BB8830 by downloading the VZ Access Manager for USB720 Aircard. Just plug your blackberry up when it asks you to insert the wireless device. The software can be downloaded at vzw.smithmicro.com. Make sure you have the 15 dollar tethering function added to your account or it won't work. PM me with any questions.

Castyourstones. RE Post of 5/6/08, I did it and everything worked perfectly on a VZ 8830 to a USB tethered Macbook. I must have had some software problems as a result of trying to get bootcamp running, and VZAccess stopped working (it said it didn't detect a connected device).

I went and followed the original direction, but the USB720 Aircard is no longer an option

I tried a few of the others, and they do not detect the tethered BB

Any advice???
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:05 PM   #108 (permalink)
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hey guys, so i just got this blackberry 8830 from bell mobility (canadian version) and i'm having difficulties setting up the tethering...

is it going to be different to tether compared the the U.S models? I tried using bluetooth and usb... i also downloaded the pocketmac for blackberry...

nothing seems to be working, does anybody know what i can do to get this to work?

thanks.
Hi,

I have the same problem in using a Blackberry 8830 on the Bell Network. Has anyone come up with a solution? If so please email me directly with instructions.

Thanks,
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:40 AM   #109 (permalink)
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OK, folks. I'm amazed. After the download speeds I'm getting via bluetooth on my Macbook using Verizon, there's no need to use USB! Uploads average 350 and downloads average 1000. Thx for all the help in this thread.
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Default Getting great speeds via Bluetooth on Verizon

OK, folks. I'm amazed. After the download speeds I'm getting via bluetooth on my Macbook using Verizon, there's no need to use USB! Uploads average 350 and downloads average 1000. Thx for all the help in this thread.

Damn!-- sorry for the duplicate. It's my first time on here.

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:57 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Default Can the Verizon 8703e tether using BlueTooth or just USB?

Connecting the 8703e by USB is simple. Is anyone able to connect the 8703e to their PC laptop or Mac via BlueTooth? So far I've been unable to use Bluetooth.

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OK, folks. I'm amazed. After the download speeds I'm getting via bluetooth on my Macbook using Verizon, there's no need to use USB! Uploads average 350 and downloads average 1000. Thx for all the help in this thread.

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:17 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Thank you so much! Your instructions were excellent, and I was able to connect on the first try!
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I am having an issue. I was using Mac OSX Tiger and was able to tether my BB Curve 8330 just fine. It was great because my 2Wire modem hates my mac. However, for Christmas my tremendously thoughtful wife bought me Leopard. Now, I can't tether my BB as a modem. It keeps saying, "The connection has failed. Please verify your settings and try again." I've verified everything that you guys have said here, but I can't find a place to choose the WWAN. I have to pick a wireless service provider. So, i choose Sprint and it automatically chooses PCS Vision. I leave the username blank and the password blank, put #777 in the number blank and get nothing.

I'm looking through Crackberry forums, too, but nothing's helping.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:03 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Default Update for Leopard 10.5.6??

I would love to be able to do this on my MBP with my Telus (Newfoundland) 8330, but the instructions are a bit old. I have tinkered with it for several hours over as many sessions, but with no luck.

Can someone update this 'how to' for 10.5.6? The screens and steps are apparently quite different with this version of OSX.

I appreciate any efforts - in advance.

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Old 02-26-2009, 02:38 AM   #115 (permalink)
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Install the PPPD patch if you are having problems.
Use the 8800 modem script for the storm.
htt p:// forums.crackberry.com/f62/how-mac-tethering-your-problems-solved-260401/
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