1. Vegan's Avatar
    I am a new BlackBerry user after switching to a Bold 9700 from my beloved iPhone a little more than two weeks ago.

    I made the switch to remedy the issue of my work's Exchange server randomly dropping my iPhone after almost a year of uninterrupted use. This is despite the fact I was using OWA.

    Anyways, I did jailbreak my iPhone 3GS and it was easy as pie to tether it to my Macbook Pro running Leopard.

    Before making the move to the Bold, I had researched everything I would need to make the switch as comfortable as possible. Tethering seemed to be just as an easy process as it was on the iPhone. Boy, was I wrong.

    For the last two weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to tether my Bold to my Macbook Pro. I have trolled these forums and other support forums trying every tutorial that applied to my setup. Each time, I would end up with a PPP error or a connection that would not receive packets.

    I tried some of the turn key solutions such as TetherBerry. They did work, but not without the connection timing out after one hour. Lets just say I am not going to purchase this $50 application that barely works.

    The thirdparty tethering app for my iPhone was called MyWi, it cost $10 bucks, had more features such as sharing a connection over Wifi to multiple devices, and it worked perfectly. I had not one issue in tethering my iPhone using both jailbroken and stock firmware. I had expected the BlackBerry experience with tethering to be flawless as well.

    What could I possibly be doing wrong and is there a successful tutorial out there for a Bold 9700 carried by AT&T to be tethered to a MacBook Pro running Leopard?
    Last edited by Vegan; 12-24-09 at 10:28 PM.
    12-24-09 10:26 PM
  2. afireinside1909's Avatar
    I am a new BlackBerry user after switching to a Bold 9700 from my beloved iPhone a little more than two weeks ago.

    I made the switch to remedy the issue of my work's Exchange server randomly dropping my iPhone after almost a year of uninterrupted use. This is despite the fact I was using OWA.

    Anyways, I did jailbreak my iPhone 3GS and it was easy as pie to tether it to my Macbook Pro running Leopard.

    Before making the move to the Bold, I had researched everything I would need to make the switch as comfortable as possible. Tethering seemed to be just as an easy process as it was on the iPhone. Boy, was I wrong.

    For the last two weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to tether my Bold to my Macbook Pro. I have trolled these forums and other support forums trying every tutorial that applied to my setup. Each time, I would end up with a PPP error or a connection that would not receive packets.

    I tried some of the turn key solutions such as TetherBerry. They did work, but not without the connection timing out after one hour. Lets just say I am not going to purchase this $50 application that barely works.

    The thirdparty tethering app for my iPhone was called MyWi, it cost $10 bucks, had more features such as sharing a connection over Wifi to multiple devices, and it worked perfectly. I had not one issue in tethering my iPhone using both jailbroken and stock firmware. I had expected the BlackBerry experience with tethering to be flawless as well.

    What could I possibly be doing wrong and is there a successful tutorial out there for a Bold 9700 carried by AT&T to be tethered to a MacBook Pro running Leopard?
    Sorry to hear your having problems with that, can you make some vegan cockies please lol

    How it all vegan

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    12-24-09 11:29 PM
  3. nm1k0's Avatar
    The easiest way I found was via the app Tetherberry. You just install on your berry and on your macbook connect and it works flawlessly no set up or anything.

    Tether BlackBerry | BlackBerry Modem | TetherBerry
    12-25-09 12:54 AM
  4. Black.'s Avatar
    i have the exact same set up and dont seem to be having any of the issues you are experiencing..? However, I just installed the desktop software and synched today so perhaps I havent encountered any problems yet?

    I will definately keep an eye on this thread and update if anything does or doesnt work as it should, im very curious now having the exact same set up..
    12-25-09 01:05 AM
  5. xDAKx's Avatar
    I am a new BlackBerry user after switching to a Bold 9700 from my beloved iPhone a little more than two weeks ago.

    I made the switch to remedy the issue of my work's Exchange server randomly dropping my iPhone after almost a year of uninterrupted use. This is despite the fact I was using OWA.

    Anyways, I did jailbreak my iPhone 3GS and it was easy as pie to tether it to my Macbook Pro running Leopard.

    Before making the move to the Bold, I had researched everything I would need to make the switch as comfortable as possible. Tethering seemed to be just as an easy process as it was on the iPhone. Boy, was I wrong.

    For the last two weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to tether my Bold to my Macbook Pro. I have trolled these forums and other support forums trying every tutorial that applied to my setup. Each time, I would end up with a PPP error or a connection that would not receive packets.

    I tried some of the turn key solutions such as TetherBerry. They did work, but not without the connection timing out after one hour. Lets just say I am not going to purchase this $50 application that barely works.

    The thirdparty tethering app for my iPhone was called MyWi, it cost $10 bucks, had more features such as sharing a connection over Wifi to multiple devices, and it worked perfectly. I had not one issue in tethering my iPhone using both jailbroken and stock firmware. I had expected the BlackBerry experience with tethering to be flawless as well.

    What could I possibly be doing wrong and is there a successful tutorial out there for a Bold 9700 carried by AT&T to be tethered to a MacBook Pro running Leopard?
    PPP errors usually come from incorrect settings, I use TetherBerry on my Mid-2009 13 Inch MacBook Pro and it works fine using T-Mobile.

    The connection timeout problem is not BlackBerry related, It's AT&T's problem, Their system is probably set to close data connections that exceed one hour automatically.

    My best solution (running 10.6.2) has been to use TetherBerry, as it usually removes a lot of the technical complications out of the equation.
    12-25-09 01:47 AM
  6. cjmac's Avatar
    PPP errors usually come from incorrect settings, I use TetherBerry on my Mid-2009 13 Inch MacBook Pro and it works fine using T-Mobile.

    The connection timeout problem is not BlackBerry related, It's AT&T's problem, Their system is probably set to close data connections that exceed one hour automatically.

    My best solution (running 10.6.2) has been to use TetherBerry, as it usually removes a lot of the technical complications out of the equation.
    Yeahhh, I had this exact same problem, its all about the settings you are trying to connect with, and also what APN settings are set up (Options -> Advanced -> TCP/IP)

    Its not the BlackBerry, its the carrier.

    So far I have had no luck either tethering with my MBP running 10.6.2, and I haven't been bothered enough to try Tetherberry yet...
    12-25-09 01:55 AM
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