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  1. jinxednuance's Avatar
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    Default tether on a mac?

    Has RIM made it possible to tether through your Mac or is that still wishful thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxednuance View Post
    Has RIM made it possible to tether through your Mac or is that still wishful thinking?
    Search, there are instructions here that tell you how to tether. It's extremely easy to tether via bluetooth on a Mac. Hint: DUN modem.
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    plug your blackberry in
    go to system pref.>network
    where you see Bluetooth, Airport, etc. you BB should pop up (the name of the BB is your BB's PIN)
    it depends on what provider you are with where this may work. I had Blackberry 9700 with Rogers Wireless at the time. If you don't have data this wont work

    I click the BB that shows up and go to options. change the vendor to Research in Motion and the band to GSM (default is CDMA) you don't need a pass, user, phone number or anything it acquires it on connect
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    Yes, you can tether via USB or bluetooth on your Mac, as long as you know the APN login and password for your carrier.
    Also, you should check for this setting:

    device options -> security -> view IT policy -> view IT policy -> IT Policy Details -> Security -> Disable IP Modem

    If this setting is set to YES, then your IT department or your carrier has disabled tethering on your BlackBerry.

    Here are the instructions:
    h ***** ttp://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Desktop-Software-for-Mac/Use-your-BlackBerry-smartphone-as-a-tethered-modem-with-a-Mac/td-p/452371
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    Smile Sprint 9930?

    Followed the guidelines above. Did not work.

    Any info on tethering Sprint's 9930 on a mac?

    Thx!
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    Do you have a tethering plan from Sprint active on your account?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwitchBeach View Post
    Do you have a tethering plan from Sprint active on your account?
    No. Isn't there a way around the plan, like with the android or iPhone?
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    No. There's no way around it. You have to pay to play.

    You might look at the Tether application and see if that is an option for you.
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    I bought the Tether App and installed it on my mac. It keeps quitting on the blackberry with an unexpected error.On the mac the numbers on the packets sent/received go crazy.

    I keep restarting the app, and it quits every couple of minutes?
    Any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mreko View Post
    I bought the Tether App and installed it on my mac. It keeps quitting on the blackberry with an unexpected error.On the mac the numbers on the packets sent/received go crazy.

    I keep restarting the app, and it quits every couple of minutes?
    Any advice?
    Is that the expensive 50$ app or something? Whatever it is, contact the vendor. Now with the new BB7 hotspot is on the way, I'd rather wait for that and not invest in a tethering app.
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    Yes it is. I'm getting this error on the bb:
    "uncaught exception. Application Tether(511) is not responding; process terminated"

    How long do you reckon that wait will be for hotspot?

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