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Old 05-26-2005, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read Marks modem faq and it appears to be using the modem with your GPRS data account to surf the net. I believe this is called teathering. My company has a SADB which allows us to dial in from anywhere in the world. It is no problem when I am by a phone line, there I can use the modem in my laptop. I would like to be able to dial into our SADB via my 7290 when I am in remote locations like in the park or when no line is handy like at starbucks. This way I will be in behind the companies firewall.

Can a 7290 be used in this fashion? Can other cell phones be used in this fashion?
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Still trying to get this to work. Anybody?
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Been doing some thinking and it seems I would need a driver in order to use my BB as a modem. Is there such a driver?
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The driver instructions are included as part of my modem FAQ.

For dialing into your LAN, just replace the #777 (GPRS tethering) with some other number (GSM CSD dial-up data).

However, this is only if CSD is supported by your carrier, and I am not familiar with whether or not BlackBerries support CSD.
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The driver instructions are included as part of my modem FAQ.

For dialing into your LAN, just replace the #777 (GPRS tethering) with some other number (GSM CSD dial-up data).

However, this is only if CSD is supported by your carrier, and I am not familiar with whether or not BlackBerries support CSD.
Mark, the string you mentioned is CDMA tethering, GPRS is *99# or *99***X# where X is whichever GPRS modem set you choose to use.

Firstly, you will need to make sure your carrier supports CSD as Mark mentioned. Most carriers that once had the old wap services before GPRS do support this. Secondly, you will need to make sure that your SIM's profile has CSD on it or you will be unable to make the connection. Furthermore, CSD only maxes out at 14.4 so it would be helpful if your carrier supports HSCSD (maxes out at 43.2) which most North American carriers do not. It would be more worth your while to use GPRS or EDGE as this will give you a faster connection overall aside from the benefits that go along with GPRS vs. CSD such as being able to take a call in middle of a session (GPRS pauses your session for voice calls), and paying per KB instead of per minute.
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Mark, the string you mentioned is CDMA tethering, GPRS is *99# or *99***X# where X is whichever GPRS modem set you choose to use.
Ooops! Yes, you're correct.

Generally, GPRS is superior for most things for those reasons you mentioned. Much more pratical to use GPRS or EDGE. For security, VPN over GPRS is doable (which only works with certain VPN protocols)
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Ooops! Yes, you're correct.

Generally, GPRS is superior for most things for those reasons you mentioned. Much more pratical to use GPRS or EDGE. For security, VPN over GPRS is doable (which only works with certain VPN protocols)
You know, I forgot about that. I can apply for a token that will produce a random code used for VPN. I will apply for a token then work on getting the tethering to work this weekend. I guess when you don't use something you forget it is availible.

Thanks for all the help!
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Mark, the string you mentioned is CDMA tethering, GPRS is *99# or *99***X# where X is whichever GPRS modem set you choose to use.

Firstly, you will need to make sure your carrier supports CSD as Mark mentioned. Most carriers that once had the old wap services before GPRS do support this. Secondly, you will need to make sure that your SIM's profile has CSD on it or you will be unable to make the connection. Furthermore, CSD only maxes out at 14.4 so it would be helpful if your carrier supports HSCSD (maxes out at 43.2) which most North American carriers do not. It would be more worth your while to use GPRS or EDGE as this will give you a faster connection overall aside from the benefits that go along with GPRS vs. CSD such as being able to take a call in middle of a session (GPRS pauses your session for voice calls), and paying per KB instead of per minute.

I would appreciate if you could elaborate more on the process of changing the GPRS into CSD ....
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I would appreciate if you could elaborate more on the process of changing the GPRS into CSD ....
I was not advising how to change GPRS into CSD, just pointing out how to use as a GPRS modem with a computer.
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