1. GuyH's Avatar
    Hello, Is it possible to connect to a wifi network with my 9700 and allow my PC to use that Wifi to connect to the internet via the USB cable?

    If so how?

    thanks
    06-10-10 03:58 AM
  2. wnm's Avatar
    I assume your PC does not have a wireless adapter.

    This is possible. I have seen threads here, so some searching may find you what you need.
    06-10-10 07:03 AM
  3. mr44er's Avatar
    nope. the phone can be an umts-modem, but not replace a wlan-stick
    06-10-10 07:36 AM
  4. mojosingle's Avatar
    nope. the phone can be an umts-modem, but not replace a wlan-stick
    Huh? More details please.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-10-10 07:56 AM
  5. GuyH's Avatar
    I want to use it to connect to the unrestricted wifi network at work so i can stream the world cup games to my work PC. I could buy an adaptor but that involves expense. would rather go the free route.
    06-10-10 08:06 AM
  6. Milutin's Avatar
    Eh I've been trying to figure this one out too, I'll keep an eye on this and report anything I find.
    06-10-10 01:26 PM
  7. Pete6's Avatar
    What you are asking for is tethering. This can connected for free. Just install Desktop Manager 5.01 on your PC, connect your phone and you are good to go.

    BUT

    and it is a very big but, your carrier will almost certainly bill you for the extra traffic even if you have an unlimited dataplan.

    Tethering is almost always an extra monthly charge. You must call your carrier and specifically ask if tethering is free with your plan.

    If you buy the program Tether, BlackBerry Apps - Crackberry Store $49.95 you should be able to tether for free because Tether (the program) fools the dataplan into thinking that the data is originating from the BlackBerry browser.

    You need to test this as there has been at least one carrier (Bell Mobility) who is charging for tetehering.

    Anyway, shouldn't you be working whilst at work.....
    06-10-10 01:40 PM
  8. jeff.parent's Avatar
    What you are asking for is tethering. This can connected for free. Just install Desktop Manager 5.01 on your PC, connect your phone and you are good to go.

    BUT

    and it is a very big but, your carrier will almost certainly bill you for the extra traffic even if you have an unlimited dataplan.

    Tethering is almost always an extra monthly charge. You must call your carrier and specifically ask if tethering is free with your plan.

    If you buy the program Tether, BlackBerry Apps - Crackberry Store $49.95 you should be able to tether for free because Tether (the program) fools the dataplan into thinking that the data is originating from the BlackBerry browser.

    You need to test this as there has been at least one carrier (Bell Mobility) who is charging for tetehering.

    Anyway, shouldn't you be working whilst at work.....
    I think what the OP is saying is they want: PC -> BlackBerry -> Office Wifi. So yes its sort of tethering, but instead of usinging Cellular Data they want to use Wifi. The OP does not want to buy an 802.11(a/b/g/n) card.

    OP am I understanding you correctly? Cause I do not believe this works.
    06-10-10 02:19 PM
  9. Pete6's Avatar
    I think what the OP is saying is they want: PC -> BlackBerry -> Office Wifi. So yes its sort of tethering, but instead of usinging Cellular Data they want to use Wifi. The OP does not want to buy an 802.11(a/b/g/n) card.

    OP am I understanding you correctly? Cause I do not believe this works.
    If that is the case then this will not work. The BlackBerry does not support becoming a wireless access point.
    06-10-10 02:21 PM
  10. Milutin's Avatar
    Would using bluetooth help by any chance?
    i.e Internet -> Router -> Phone -> Bluetooth -> Computer

    As in the bluetooth can be used as a bridge to the existing connection instead of having to have some sort modem..
    06-10-10 03:27 PM
  11. Pete6's Avatar
    Would using bluetooth help by any chance?
    i.e Internet -> Router -> Phone -> Bluetooth -> Computer

    As in the bluetooth can be used as a bridge to the existing connection instead of having to have some sort modem..
    Unfortunately not.

    The root of this problem is that the BlackBerry is just not capable of behaving as a wireless Access Point (the thing that lurks under your desktop PC and is connected to the phone line and that makes the Internet work).

    The one thing it can do is to act as a hardwired or bluetooth modem for one single PC at a time. This is called tethering and it works very well.

    Tethering, if done right can be pretty much a free activity provided you buy the Tether progam (see my 1st post in this thread).

    Most (but not all) carriers charge and extra monhtly fee for the privelege fo allowing you to tether.

    On a BlackBerry they find this activity because the tethering traffic goes out on a particular channel and this cannot be changed by the phone owner.

    The Tether program does something different. It sends its traffic out over the same channel that is used by the phones internal native browser. This making it impossible for the carrier to detect the change in traffic source.

    A sudden, large increase in data flow might (if you are unlucky) attrach your carrier's attention and cause them to actuall look at just what is flowing to and from your phone. This may well cause them to send you a nasty old bill.

    That is the whole story in a nutshell.
    06-10-10 03:50 PM
  12. ohgeez's Avatar
    Unfortunately not.

    The root of this problem is that the BlackBerry is just not capable of behaving as a wireless Access Point (the thing that lurks under your desktop PC and is connected to the phone line and that makes the Internet work).

    The one thing it can do is to act as a hardwired or bluetooth modem for one single PC at a time. This is called tethering and it works very well.

    Tethering, if done right can be pretty much a free activity provided you buy the Tether progam (see my 1st post in this thread).

    Most (but not all) carriers charge and extra monhtly fee for the privelege fo allowing you to tether.

    On a BlackBerry they find this activity because the tethering traffic goes out on a particular channel and this cannot be changed by the phone owner.

    The Tether program does something different. It sends its traffic out over the same channel that is used by the phones internal native browser. This making it impossible for the carrier to detect the change in traffic source.

    A sudden, large increase in data flow might (if you are unlucky) attrach your carrier's attention and cause them to actuall look at just what is flowing to and from your phone. This may well cause them to send you a nasty old bill.

    That is the whole story in a nutshell.
    Good info!!!
    06-10-10 09:42 PM
  13. mswscco's Avatar
    Hello, Is it possible to connect to a wifi network with my 9700 and allow my PC to use that Wifi to connect to the internet via the USB cable?

    If so how?

    thanks
    Yes, you can tether to a 9700 that's connected to a wifi network. Use a USB cable. I've done this numerous times on my mac (don't have specific PC directions, sorry).
    06-10-10 11:35 PM
  14. Milutin's Avatar
    Yes, you can tether to a 9700 that's connected to a wifi network. Use a USB cable. I've done this numerous times on my mac (don't have specific PC directions, sorry).
    Well from what the previous posts say, it's not possible but since you claim you can, would it be possible if you could post how to do it? Even if its on your mac.
    06-11-10 04:29 AM
  15. wnm's Avatar
    Unfortunately not.

    (the thing that lurks under your desktop PC and is connected to the phone line and that makes the Internet work).
    What a great description.
    06-11-10 06:27 AM
  16. GuyH's Avatar
    I think what the OP is saying is they want: PC -> BlackBerry -> Office Wifi. So yes its sort of tethering, but instead of usinging Cellular Data they want to use Wifi. The OP does not want to buy an 802.11(a/b/g/n) card.

    OP am I understanding you correctly? Cause I do not believe this works.
    thanks for the replies and sorry for the late reply. That's exactly what i was hoping to do but seems I cant. I may just have to get a cheap card for the World cup month.
    06-11-10 06:37 AM
  17. mswscco's Avatar
    Well from what the previous posts say, it's not possible but since you claim you can, would it be possible if you could post how to do it? Even if its on your mac.
    I followed the instructions here:

    Need help Tethering BB9700 to Macbook pro

    It's the same procedure whether you're tethering to a wifi network or your mobile provider's network. Only difference is which radio(s) on the phone are turned on. Unfortunately, the speeds are rather poor (i.e., faster downloads over 3G than over wifi) so I don't really see much reason to tether to a wifi network if a 3G signal is available. Here's what I get via wifi:

    06-12-10 02:55 AM
  18. Soapm's Avatar
    Unfortunately, the speeds are rather poor (i.e., faster downloads over 3G than over wifi) so I don't really see much reason to tether to a wifi network if a 3G signal is available. Here's what I get via wifi:
    If I understand the OP's intent, this is what they wanted. To teather but get WiFi speeds instead of less than 3G speeds. They want to stream video to a PC and where 3G would work, WiFi speeds would be a beautiful thing.

    I agree with the OP, if my 9700 is connected to WiFi at 54G, why is it I can't teather at the same speeds? Someone earlier said it is because the 9700 can't act as an access point. I don't know if that makes sense since it should be transmitting to my WiFi router at the same speed it's supposedly connected to the router.

    Is their an application or tool I can use to test the speed between my 9700 and my home router? I have a feeling it is no where close to 54G even though it says that is the connection speed.
    06-12-10 12:34 PM
  19. kn0t's Avatar
    When my Internet went down, I tethered for almost a week using Tmobile. I used it ALOT too, I was streaming movies all night long, I used a ton and I got no extra charge on my bill. I'm not trying to be a **** just to disagree with something somebody else said. Maybe some carriers will charge and some don't, I'm not really sure, but I tethered a ton and got no extra charges. With 3G I got speeds around the same as DSL. Not laser fast but good enough. Has anyone here experienced an extra charge aside from your unlimited data plan with Tmobile?
    06-12-10 07:22 PM
  20. beamolite's Avatar
    I heard T-Mobile will restrict your data speeds after you hit 10GB. I have never heard of anyone being charged by T-Mobile for tethering. Best bet is to call Customer Care and ask.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-12-10 08:37 PM
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