Macbook Pro Snow Leopard Blackberry Storm Bluetooth Tethering
Can someone give me a quick rundown/tutorial of how to tether the Blackberry Storm 9530 to a macbook pro using bluetooth?
I am running the Snow Leopard version 10.6
And the Blackberry Storm 9530
Bluetooth for laptop is Version 2.0
Verizon is my carrier
I have read MANY MANY guides and reviews on how to accomplish this procedure, but so far, I have not been able to get past connecting to the correct vendor, since Bluetooth 2.0 doesn't allow you to select, "Other", in the vender list.
Someone PLEASE help me!
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-09-10, 01:09 AM #6
- 113 Posts
Have all of you either downloaded "tether" app previously known as tetherberry? Its on sale right now for $20 in appworld or enrolled in VZW's monthly tethering plan? (clearly the first option is better) its super simple after that......
- 01-10-10, 06:07 AM #8
Assuming since Verizon is NOT GSM (no SIM card) and you have Snow Leopard installed, I believe this is how you tether your Mac to your blackberry via Blutooth. You should be able to do this for free without extra paid-for software installed.
Install Blackberry Desktop Manager for the Mac. You won't need to run it, but I believe it installs the drivers.
Then you pair the device with your Mac. You do this via the Bluetooth symbol on the top of the Mac's desktop bar. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, on your Blackberry.
Assuming you complete the pairing, the Mac will automatically ask you if you want to connect via the Blackberry's modem. You will then have the opportunity to select the Handset model - You choose Research in Motion then then choose Blackberry IP Modem (CDMA). The settings are as follows:
If you go to System Preferences, Network, Bluetooth DUN the settings should be:
No telephone number
The Username is <10 digit phone #>@vzw3g.com
The Password is vzw
Also make sure you select that the modem icon is on your desktop.
Optionally you can make sure that the info for APN and CID are correct by clicking on the 'Advanced' button.
That's it - your Mac should be tethered to your Blackberry without a pesky USB cable. You just go to the Modem icon (looks like a phone handset) on your Mac's desktop bar and choose Connect Bluetooth DUN and then you'll be websurfing.
Hope that helps. This isn't written anywhere any websites and as I don't have Verizon, this is all second-hand info from a series of links. Let me know if this actually worked for you! You may need to specify Blackberry IP Modem (GSM) driver even though you're using CDMA.
Let me know.
Last edited by merouby; 01-10-10 at 06:09 AM.
- 01-10-10, 07:30 PM #11
Tether (a.k.a. Tetherberry) will not work if you have BB Desktop for Mac installed.
This is the email I received from Tetherberry Support:
Tether is currently not supported with BlackBerry Desktop Manager for
Mac installed. Tether is working on a solution. To resolve the issue
you will need to uninstall BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac by following
the below instructions:
Please check if any of the following files are on your system and if so,
Drag the following folder (if it exists) to the trash
Drag the following files (if they exist) to the trash.
/Application/BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Finally Reboot your system.
- 01-10-10, 08:59 PM #12
Last edited by Statman; 01-10-10 at 09:17 PM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-17-10, 03:05 AM #14
- 3 Posts
I'm a newbie to MAC. Can anyone give me step by step for how to do this? I have a MacBook with Snow Leopard and a BB Storm.
I am able to "pair" the phone to the mac but when the screen pops up asking for the administrator password, etc., I enter it and then it says that it cannot use it as a "dial up" because bluetooth is not enabled and I am supposed to go to the Network Preferences to change it. (Stuck here...)
I see "BlackBerry" in the Network which popped up when I installed BB desktop mgr...It asks for similar information such as telephone number, account name and password - but no matter what I enter, it doesn't work.
I also see "Bluetooth PAN" in the Network but it only shows "STATUS: Not connected and No PAN Devices Found"
- 01-18-10, 01:06 PM #15
i bought it last week for 20$ ish on here and i still cant get it to work
- 01-18-10, 06:12 PM #20
forums?They do offer a 30 day money back so why don't you get your $ back...
- CrackBerry User
03-18-10, 10:22 AM #24
- 55 Posts
I believe all CDMA should have #777 for the phone number. I have Alltel and just checked mine and it is blank for bluetooth and there for hardwire (USB). Have attached 2 screen shots of mine. The newer BBDM for Mac has the drivers with it. If you don't have it installed you can go to BB website and download the drivers alone if you don't want BBDM. With the BBDM it gives you the option of selecting RIM for vendor whereas the older drivers from BB you have to select novatel in order to get CDMA support. Sorry have not been forced into vzw plans yet but it is coming. I pay $10 for tethering package with unlimited data but if I upgrade the phone the charge becomes $30 with a cap of 5GB, nice huh!!
I DID IT! Problem Solved.
Ok guys, I finally found out how to fix the tethering issue we were having!! In fact, i'm writing this using my tethered laptop RIGHT NOW. I made an article in my blog about how to do it, so please look at it!!
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