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Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-06-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,544
Posted By ggoodale
This should work on all BB variants running OS...

This should work on all BB variants running OS 4.5.x, on any carrier that doesn't explicitly block tethering or otherwise mess with connections that appear to be tethering. In addition, you shouldn't...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 08-19-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,803
Posted By ggoodale
Sorry, you're stuck with slow. Your 8300 only...

Sorry, you're stuck with slow. Your 8300 only has EDGE, which can at best be described as 2.5G. Frankly, if you're seeing 300kbps you're getting far better speed than a lot of people tethering.

If...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 03-02-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Which version of OS X? You should be able to...

Which version of OS X? You should be able to tether with the built-in PCS Vision script on Leopard and Tiger - the phone number is #777. Search the Mac forum; there are several posts with the info...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 02-26-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
No, it isn't...

No, it isn't...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 02-15-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,839
Posted By ggoodale
I believe the way forward is to *not* tick the...

I believe the way forward is to *not* tick the box and instead just set up the connection manually once you've completed the bluetooth wizard. There were a couple of posts around here somewhere...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 02-13-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By ggoodale
Any Blackberry model that's capable of running OS...

Any Blackberry model that's capable of running OS 4.2 or later should have equivalent tethering capabilities; All Mac tethering is via Bluetooth at this point, as RIM has yet to release USB drivers...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 02-10-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,073
Posted By ggoodale
Use the Sprint Power Vision script that came with...

Use the Sprint Power Vision script that came with Leopard (assuming you have Leopard), or the 'au CDMA One' script if you're using Tiger. It should just work - I don't believe a username or password...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 02-06-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
What firmware version are you using?

What firmware version are you using?
Forum: Mac Users Corner 01-28-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,778
Posted By ggoodale
Unfortunately, you'll have to downgrade in order...

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...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 01-25-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By ggoodale
The script exists - you can grab it here...

The script exists - you can grab it here (http://www.fibble.org/archives/2007/10/updated-modem-s.html). The problem lies with RIM. the most recent versions of the 4.2.1 OS have a bug in the...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 01-22-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
Do you have a tethering plan with AT&T? I'm not...

Do you have a tethering plan with AT&T? I'm not an AT&T subscriber, but it wouldn't surprise me if one was required. Also, what firmware revision do you have installed on your Pearl?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-13-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By ggoodale
On my T-Mo 8100, APN is wap.voicestream.com and...

On my T-Mo 8100, APN is wap.voicestream.com and username and password are blank. Opera Mini works fine - the network preference is set to 'Socket'. I've never been able to get BBWeather to work, so...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-08-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By ggoodale
Given T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home technology, it's...

Given T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home technology, it's likely they'll release the Pearl 8110 which has WiFi but no GPS.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-27-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,100
Posted By ggoodale
Leopard changed the way modem scripts are...

Leopard changed the way modem scripts are packaged - the new zip file contains a single folder that should work for all GSM BlackBerry models. If you've got verbose log information, post it along...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-27-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,100
Posted By ggoodale
If you post the verbose log output here, I'll see...

If you post the verbose log output here, I'll see if I can help.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-27-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,528
Posted By ggoodale
I'm not positive, but it's possible the APN is...

I'm not positive, but it's possible the APN is case-sensitive - I believe the APN should be capitalized. Oh, and do you have a tethering plan with Cingular? If not, have you tried a hard reset...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-27-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
If you post more details about the problem you're...

If you post more details about the problem you're having, including your model of 8700 and your carrier, I'd be happy to try and help.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,839
Posted By ggoodale
I noticed this same problem when tethering an...

I noticed this same problem when tethering an 8830 with Tiger. It seems like the bluetooth serial port speed on either the Mac or the BlackBerry is capped at around that speed - configuring the...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
I believe most recent versions of OS X shipped...

I believe most recent versions of OS X shipped with a 'Sprint PCS Vision' script that should work with your phone as well (I used it successfully with Sprint's 8830, and Sprint's connection settings...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 11-27-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
I believe the Curve suffers from the same problem...

I believe the Curve suffers from the same problem as most handsets running the latest version of OS 4.2 - the bluetooth stack becomes confused as to the state of the modem connection when you try to...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 11-17-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
I believe this is the thread in...

I believe this is the thread in question:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8100-series-discussion/69411-4-2-1-102-4-2-1-66-tim-italy-release.html
Forum: Mac Users Corner 11-14-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Yes, detailed in several places around the forum....

Yes, detailed in several places around the forum. A quick search should turn up the relevant posts.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 11-14-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
The new T-Mobile OS for the Pearl has a known...

The new T-Mobile OS for the Pearl has a known issue with tethering to a Mac via Bluetooth. There's no fix at this time.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-09-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By ggoodale
I think the expectation is that OS 4.3 will bring...

I think the expectation is that OS 4.3 will bring video recording to most older models except the original Pearl. The newer 8120 and 8130 will have it, though.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-07-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By ggoodale
Doesn't the same firmware build work on several...

Doesn't the same firmware build work on several GSM variants of the 88XX, where the primary differences are usually GPS and WiFi? Video capturing seems more like a feature than a hardware...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-06-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By ggoodale
I understand why the 8130 OS won't, but what the...

I understand why the 8130 OS won't, but what the logic behind assuming the 8120 OS won't work on an 8100? Is the hardware just too different?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-06-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By ggoodale
I think the OP is trying to use the 8800 as a...

I think the OP is trying to use the 8800 as a modem, not as a GPS device. The TomTom model he referenced can dial out to the internet via Bluetooth to download traffic updates.

@avmad - who's your...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-05-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By ggoodale
That's interesting - a quick search of O2's site...

That's interesting - a quick search of O2's site reveals this page:

BlackBerry from O2 - Help and support (http://blackberry.o2.co.uk/BlackBerry_handheld_software.asp)

While the software versions...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By ggoodale
O2 releases BlackBerry 8120

Looks like the first GSM version of the Pearl 2 to be released:

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Press Releases (http://www.blackberry.com/news/press/2007/pr-05_11_2007-02.shtml)

Anyone know if it's running...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 11-04-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,093
Posted By ggoodale
That's right. EDGE tops out at around 225kbps.

That's right. EDGE tops out at around 225kbps.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 11-01-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Sorry, but I don't know anything about O2's...

Sorry, but I don't know anything about O2's firmware for the Curve. If it suffers from the same flaw as T-Mobile's most recent OS, then you're stuck I'm afraid.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-30-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
If you're using a Pearl, search the forums for...

If you're using a Pearl, search the forums for information on the TIM Italy firmware release. It gives you most of the good features of 4.2.1 and works flawlessly with tethering.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-29-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
You shouldn't have to input the CID - the script...

You shouldn't have to input the CID - the script handles CID selection for you. All you should have to specify are the APN (which goes in the Phone Number field), username and password.

If you open...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-28-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,501
Posted By ggoodale
Updated modem scripts for OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

I've updated the modem scripts for the 8100, 8700 and 8800 to work with the latest release of OS X. You can grab the new scripts (one package for all phones! Yay!) and read the new install...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-17-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,868
Posted By ggoodale
Seems likely. Missing Sync is already touting...

Seems likely. Missing Sync is already touting Leopard compatibility, so at least there's an alternative when PocketMac announces they're shipping a Leopard-compatible version in 2009...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-11-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By ggoodale
I don't believe there's anything deliberate in...

I don't believe there's anything deliberate in the breakage, and I hope someone at RIM is working on a fix. Unfortunately, there's no way to be sure.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-10-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By ggoodale
Unfortunately this is the current state of...

Unfortunately this is the current state of affairs with the newest versions of the 4.2 OS. They've broken something in the bluetooth stack that results in a battery pull being required to re-enable...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-08-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By ggoodale
Unfortunately Macs don't expose an Audio Gateway...

Unfortunately Macs don't expose an Audio Gateway profile, which is required for phones to use your computer as a headset. There's been some rumor that this functionality will be added in OS X 10.5...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-05-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,093
Posted By ggoodale
A quick follow-up: The only place my...

A quick follow-up: The only place my configuration differed from idealist's was on the Sharing tab of the Bluetooth page in System Preferences. Two of the three checkboxes under the 'key' icon...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-05-2007, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,093
Posted By ggoodale
Absolutely! Hopefully we can adapt them to other...

Absolutely! Hopefully we can adapt them to other models as well.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-02-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Yes, you are. I'm not sure why it won't let you...

Yes, you are. I'm not sure why it won't let you put the file in that folder, though. Do you have to type a password to log into your mac after rebooting it?
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-21-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By ggoodale
T-Mo Curve comes with HotSpot service?

Take this one with a good-sized grain of salt, as the rep I spoke with yesterday had 'just completed' training on the new 8320. However, he stated the following:


The BlackBerry data plan sold...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 09-20-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 169,660
Posted By ggoodale
A quick note: I believe the speed of the tethered...

A quick note: I believe the speed of the tethered connection is artificially limited by the modem script you're using. If someone could test this theory for me, try the following steps:


Download...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 09-07-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Currently, there's no fix. However, you can...

Currently, there's no fix. However, you can downgrade your OS. Check the sticky thread over in the 8100 forum about the latest OS version for instructions on how to do it. You'll have to track down...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 09-07-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By ggoodale
Does the 8703e support bluetooth? Does Verizon...

Does the 8703e support bluetooth? Does Verizon have a version of firmware 4.2.1.x available for install that doesn't disable the standard bluetooth DUN profiles?
Forum: Mac Users Corner 08-31-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Hi Fabio, If you haven't already, try turning...

Hi Fabio,

If you haven't already, try turning off PPP Echo Packets as described in the blog post you linked. Also, check to make sure you've got the right APN set up in both your phone and your...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By ggoodale
Yow! Mad props. That's the big 3 OSii down -...

Yow! Mad props. That's the big 3 OSii down - who wants to implement this for BeOS next?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,346
Posted By ggoodale
Do we have any notion of what issues the new...

Do we have any notion of what issues the new release will fix? I'm guessing it's too much to hope that Bluetooth tethering will be fixed.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 08-23-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
That should be fine. Group permissions shouldn't...

That should be fine. Group permissions shouldn't matter. Hmm. You've stumped me. Let me dig around a bit.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 08-22-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 90,575
Posted By ggoodale
Have you tried rebooting? Ridiculous, I know, but...

Have you tried rebooting? Ridiculous, I know, but for some people it's the only way to get the Bluetooth Preference Pane to acknowledge the script's existence.

If that doesn't work, check the...
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