Torch 9800 tethering thru Desktop Manager
Has anyone successfully tethered their Torch 9800 thru Desktop Manager 6? When I connect my phone to my computer and run DM6 I no longer see the option to tether on the bottom left corner of the applications window. I previously had a Curve 8900 and tethered with no problems thru DM6 running on Windows 7. (I'm with T-Mobile and have the unlimited data plan) I just got the Torch, unlocked it and everything is working properly on T-Mobile's network, however as I mentioned when I connect the Torch to the Desktop Manager I don't see any option to tether as I previously did with the Curve 8900. I've look at the Technical Specs provided by RIM at blackberry.com and Tethered Modem is listed as a supported Feature. I've been searching these forums and haven't found any info. Does anyone else have this problem, or am I the only one who does not have this option available on DM6. For what it's worth, I also connected a Torch 9800 running on AT&T network with a 2GB data plan and still do not see this option. However if I connect my old Curve 8900 to DM6 I see the option to tether immediately upon connecting the device on the bottom left corner of the DM6's window. Thanks in advance for any help.
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-16-10, 09:35 AM #2
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Hi, I did post about a 10 days ago (but nobody answered). On the day the Torch was announced, I checked the RIM website and it listed inbuilt tethering on the multimedia section on the 9800. I checked a few days later, and all mention of it had mysteriously disappeared! Pretty sure it wasn't a dream. Maybe a change of heart – or outside pressure – instead?
- 08-16-10, 10:12 AM #3
I am having the same issues because i tether all the time and now i have to swap between my 9700 and 9800 and it is starting to kill me . I wonder if there is something in the e-screen to unlock it . I just don't know .
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-16-10, 01:21 PM #7
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Regarding tethering on AT&T, have you ever been charged extra for tethering as long you don't exceed your data plans allowance? I ask because my girlfriend just signed up with AT&T and got this phone too, we live in area where we are constantly having blackouts, so tethering is definitely necessary at times.
- 08-16-10, 03:00 PM #11
I'm tethering on my Mac over bluetooth. On Windows there is no need to go through DM, simply set up the phone as a modem. That is basically what I did on the Mac as well. I used to tether my bold via bluetooth on the PC. There are instruction on how to tether all over Crackberry, no need for DM or any program.
- 08-16-10, 03:00 PM #12
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-16-10, 03:37 PM #13
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do you have a tutorial on how to do it on mac? i spent 25$ on tether when it was on sale and the terrible app never works properly. keeps crashing on my bb or on the laptop. im honestly very happy i didnt pay 50$ for it cuz i would be completely pissed right now. only bought it cuz it advertised tethering over usb which doesnt even work on mac.................
- 08-16-10, 04:17 PM #14
Go to System preferences and choose Network. Click the + to add a service if Bluetooth DUN is not there. Choose Bluetooth DUN from the drop down menu for the interface.
These are the settings I use.
Telephone number: leave blank
Account Name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Click on Advanced >Modem
APN: wap.cingular CID: 1 Vendor: Research in Motion Model: Blackberry IP Modem GSM
Here is a link to a thread about this in the Mac area on Crackberry: http://forums.crackberry.com/f62/bla...-167-a-136856/
The settings shown in that thread are the same with the exception of the phone number. They had something in the phone number field but that didn't work for me. Leaving it blank did.
I hope this helps. It is actually quite easy.
- 08-17-10, 02:50 AM #15
- 08-17-10, 10:56 AM #16
AT&T communication manager only works on AT&T as far as I know You will probably have to set it up manually as a modem and there are threads on here that can walk you thru it. AT&T charges me $20.00 a month for unlimited tethering but you can't get that plan anymore. The best they offer now is 2gig tethering. Not sure of the cost.
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-29-10, 11:23 PM #18
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- CrackBerry Genius
12-03-10, 08:41 PM #21
- 2,702 Posts
With the help of another user we have figured out how to make DM6 tether natively with the ATT Torch. My instructions are for doing an ATT branded Torch on TMobile. There is a link in my instructions on how to do it for an ATT branded Torch on ATT.
Get Your Unlocked 9800 Torch Working on TMobile with Browser, UMA and DM Tethering - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community
If you have another brand of Torch the same instructions will work but you'll have to edit the proper section in the described xml file.
Last edited by John Clark; 12-03-10 at 08:44 PM.
- 05-04-11, 08:04 PM #22
i am tethering on 2 laptops with my torch. one is xp the other win 7. the problem i am having is that on a 3rd pc with win 7 Desktop manager give me a apn invalid error. I have everything set the same. anybody give advice as to why the 3rd pc is giving this error? is it in desktop manager installation, or a setting somewhere deep within the pc? i have not been able to get any kind response or help on this.
- 11-07-11, 05:16 AM #23
Here is the fix for Dm and tethering. I had to go into the file and change the setting as this link instructs. I never had problem till I switched laptops or phone. Forget which now but this will do it for the ones that have not gotten it going.
How to tether your Blackberry using Desktop Manager (even with AT&T) | InterWorks, Inc.