1. DrugRunR's Avatar
    Phone as modem, Windows XP:

    Install the software:
    1) Install the necessary driver software (the software applicable for the device,) Blackberry Desktop Manager, LG PC Sync, Motorola USB Driver, Nokia PC Suite, Samsung PC Studio or Sony Ericsson PC Suite.
    Software availability:



    a. Blackberry Desktop Manager: http://tinyurl.com/bu5z4

    b. LG PC Sync: http://tinyurl.com/6dnakx

    c. Motorola USB Driver: http://tinyurl.com/23yzaf

    d. Nokia PC Suite: http://tinyurl.com/y5xxl5

    e. Samsung PC Studio: http://tinyurl.com/2crzy5

    f. Sony Ericsson PC Suite: http://tinyurl.com/5znqwx

    *The above links will redirect to a page allowing download of the most recent software release.

    Enter the initialization command:


    2) Power on the device and connect it to the computer via USB.

    3) Access the device manager: Start, Control Panel, Switch to Classic View, System, Hardware tab, Device Manager.

    4) Select the plus (+) sign to the left of modems.

    5) Right click the correct modem and select “Properties.”

    6) Note that the correct modem will likely have a name corresponding to the name of the phone, such as “Sony Ericsson” or “Motorola.”

    7) Select the Advanced tab.

    8) Enter the initialization command,
    +cgdcont=1,”IP”,”wap.voicestream.com” If you have a T-Mobile Sim
    +cgdcont=1,”IP”,”mobileinternet” If you have a Suncom sim
    Note that this initialization command is applicable regardless of the internet service subscribed.

    9) Select OK to save the command, and minimize the device manager.

    10) Close System Properties.





    Creating the connection:



    11) Select Start, Control Panel, Network Connections.

    12) Select “Create a new connection” in the upper left.

    13) Select Next to continue, Connect to the internet, Set up my connection manually, Connect using a dial-up modem. ,Click Next

    14) Ensure only the correct modem (the modem on which the initialization command was entered) is selected, as selecting multiple or incorrect modems will result in failure of the connection attempt. ,Click Next

    15) Specify the ISP or Connection Name, T-Mobile. ,Click Next

    16) Dial number is *99#. ,Click Next

    17) User name, Password and Confirm password are blank.

    18) Deselect the check box asking to make the connection the default connection. ,Click Next

    19) Prior to selecting Finish, check the box to add a shortcut to the Desktop.

    20) Select Dial.





    Make the connection:



    21) Locate and double click the newly created DUN connection on the desktop.

    22) Ensure username and password are blank and select Dial.





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    Phone as modem, Windows Vista:





    Install the software:



    1) Install the necessary driver software (the software applicable for the device,) Blackberry Desktop Manager, LG PC Sync, Motorola USB Driver, Nokia PC Suite, Samsung PC Studio or Sony Ericsson PC Suite.





    Software availability:



    a. Blackberry Desktop Manager: http://tinyurl.com/bu5z4

    b. LG PC Sync: http://tinyurl.com/6dnakx

    c. Motorola USB Driver: http://tinyurl.com/23yzaf

    d. Nokia PC Suite: http://tinyurl.com/y5xxl5

    e. Samsung PC Studio: http://tinyurl.com/2crzy5

    f. Sony Ericsson PC Suite: http://tinyurl.com/5znqwx





    *The above links will redirect to a page allowing download of the most recent software release.





    Enter the initialization command:



    2) Power on the device and connect it to the computer via USB.

    3) Access the device manager: Start, Control Panel, Classic View, Device Manager.

    4) Select the plus (+) sign to the left of modems.

    5) Right click the correct modem and select “Properties.”

    6) Note that the correct modem will likely have a name corresponding to the name of the phone, such as “Sony Ericsson” or “Motorola.”

    7) On the General tab select the “Change settings” button, then “Continue” to proceed. (If this option is not selected the extra initialization command field may appear gray and not allow editing [CCKB297991].)

    8) Select the Advanced tab.

    9) Enter the initialization command,
    +cgdcont=1,”IP”,”wap.voicestream.com” If you have a T-Mobile Sim
    +cgdcont=1,”IP”,”mobileinternet” If you have a Suncom sim
    Note that this initialization command is applicable regardless of the internet service subscribed.

    10) Select OK to save the command, and minimize the device manager





    Creating the connection:



    11) Select Start, Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center.

    12) Select “Set up a connection or network” in the upper left.

    13) Select “Set up a dial-up connection.” ,Click Next

    14) When prompted to select a modem, ensure the correct modem (the modem on which the initialization command was entered) is selected.

    15) Enter the Dial-up phone number, *99#

    16) User name and Password are blank.

    17) Specify a Connection name.

    18) Select Connect.

    19) If prompted, select “Browse the internet now.”

    20) If the message “The internet connectivity test was unsuccessful” appears, select “Set up the connection anyway.”

    21) It is recommended the connection be tried more than once before changing settings.

    22) The connection is now ready for use.



    · Once connected, the Set Network Location dialog box may appear. Select a location, such as Home.





    Add a shortcut to the desktop:



    23) Start, Control Panel, select Network and Sharing Center, Manage network connections

    24) Locate the newly created connection.

    25) Hold CTRL + Shift and drag the connection to the desktop.





    Make the connection:



    26) Right click the newly created desktop shortcut and select Connect.

    27) Select Dial.
    02-17-09 07:17 AM
  2. jasnjac's Avatar
    Wow, very nicely done. I do wish someone would provide a similar set of instructions for tethering the Sprint 8830WE.

    Please? Anyone?

    jas
    02-17-09 08:52 AM
  3. zamey's Avatar
    I'm going to try this out tomorrow, when I go home.

    In the meantime, if this works for anyone else w/8320 on Vista, please let me know.

    Thanks for the instructions, I've been on the hunt for a few days. It'd be nice to use my laptop at work without using their internet.
    02-17-09 12:29 PM
  4. justin_327's Avatar
    I've been using my phone as a modem for quite some time following the directions that are posted in the How-To forum. I have TMobile and the 8320. Here's the link http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...y-modem-19093/

    Thanks for bringing it over here though. However, a quick search pulls that How-To guide right up http://forums.crackberry.com/search....rchid=10545363
    Last edited by justin_327; 02-17-09 at 02:15 PM.
    02-17-09 02:13 PM
  5. DrugRunR's Avatar
    That guide needs to be updated

    +cgdcont=1,”IP”,”mobileinternet” If you have a Suncom sim

    It took me a hour with Tech Support in order to get it working.
    I did follow the 'guide' however it was missing the CORRECT setup if you had a SUNCOM SIM
    02-18-09 06:49 AM
  6. Nightowl4's Avatar
    I followed the directions and there is no modem for the 8320 Tmobile blackberry listed in the modem devices on my XP Dell. I have Blackberry Manager 5.0 running with phone connected via usb. I don't have Roxio installed anymore since Dells come with Roxio and so does the Blackberry manager which nukes the Dell Roxio when installed. I had to uninstall all of it and just use the Blackberry manager with no Roxio. So what am i missing beside Roxio?
    08-13-09 08:21 PM
  7. Perf0rmance's Avatar
    will work for a blackberry storm?
    08-16-09 06:39 PM
  8. Doctor A's Avatar
    See if this guide from T-Mobile will get you going:

    T-Mobile Wireless Data Configurator

    Doc
    08-18-09 02:26 AM
  9. Proletariat's Avatar
    Now the question will become "is unlimited data really and truly unlimited".
    08-19-09 09:45 AM
  10. Proletariat's Avatar
    I just thought I would post this, I don't know if it's been addressed elsewhere in the forums, but I just spoke with a tmo customer care rep and was informed that "unlimited data" truly does mean unlimited. They used to throttle usage @ 10 MB but that has since been removed. I verified that there is no ceiling on what you can use, and there are no overage charges involved as long as you have the unlimited data plan. So tether away!
    08-20-09 12:04 PM
  11. jjbadd's Avatar
    I am unemployed and use my berry as a modem exclusively, and i use it day and night d/l files galore, movies..albums.. you name it. Yes it is truly unlimited data, because i have never paid 1 cent over my data package cost. So dont be afraid to tether, it is free if you have unlimited data.
    08-21-09 01:06 AM
  12. cowell's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Doctor A;3367288]See if this guide from T-Mobile will get you going:




    Thank you, I have been looking for how to tether with Vista and all the instructions on crackberry are for XP.
    09-05-09 03:20 PM
  13. MissV84's Avatar
    Thank you.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-19-09 05:38 PM
  14. Artemis68's Avatar
    Thanks for these directions! Very useful.

    Alternatively, the new Desktop Manager 5 comes with the Modem tethering feature, so you just have connect your BB and push "connect".

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-19-09 08:44 PM
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