1. atwnsw's Avatar
    I am looking to setup my wife's mac with her BB 8900 curve. I am not very knowledgeable with apple setup so something easy would be better.

    My preference would be a bluetooth connection if possible. Otherwise, I guess that I will have to do USB cable.

    So, what software options do I have?

    Thanks in advance...
    05-18-09 05:34 PM
  2. gonuts31's Avatar
    Hey-


    Download this zip file and extract:

    http://www.taniwha.org.uk/files/Blac...3G-2006-10.zip

    These are MAC specific scripts to help setup the bluetooth tether.

    I know it says 3G, but it works.

    To place your scripts in the modem scripts folder:
    Open the hard drive
    Then click on Library
    Then double click on Modem Scripts.

    Drag the Custom Blackberry 8300 script into the Modem Scripts.
    Click on the Apple menu in the top left and go to System Preferences.
    Click on Bluetooth.
    Make your device Discoverable, then click 'Set up New Device'.
    Click Continue.


    Select 'Mobile Phone' then click Continue.
    Select your device name and click Continue.
    Click Continue again to generate a passkey.
    Enter the passkey on your phone to pair the Mac and the Blackberry.
    Uncheck all options except 'Access the internet with your phones data connection'.
    Click Continue.

    For Blackberry Curve use 'Other' for Vendor and 'Blackberry 8300' for Model, and epc.tmobile.com for APN.
    Phone Vendor: Other
    Phone Model: Blackberry 8300
    Username: GPRS
    Password: GPRS
    APN: epc.tmobile.com
    There is no more 'CID 1' script, so on CID choose 1.
    Click 'Show Modem status in the menu bar', then click Continue.



    Click Quit.
    Click on System Preferences again.
    Then select Network and then select Bluetooth.
    Enter the Telephone number as wap.voicestream.com
    You should now be able to go online. Click on the Modem icon on the Top bar and then tap connect (or click Connect under the Network > Bluetooth screen).

    If an attempt to connect fails and you must try again, pull the battery from the Curve before the next attempt. Also remember to turn off the wifi on the Curve!


    If you can get through this sweet. I had to mess around with which script to choose. Even though it says 8300, it still works.
    05-22-09 04:25 PM
  3. Navan's Avatar
    yup that guy hit it on the head. ALSO- make sure, after you get it set up- that you go into your Network Preferences (you can get at it by right-clicking the Wifi logo) and set the order in which you want the comp to try and connect to the internet- otherwise it'll try and connect through the BB first and not through it's airport. If it STILL tries to connect to the BB before the airport you should call Applecare and they'll fix it for you. I forget what exactly the steps were but it took two minutes and haven't had an issue since!
    05-24-09 04:22 PM
  4. Shortycasper's Avatar
    Hey-


    Download this zip file and extract:

    http://www.taniwha.org.uk/files/Blac...3G-2006-10.zip

    These are MAC specific scripts to help setup the bluetooth tether.

    I know it says 3G, but it works.

    To place your scripts in the modem scripts folder:
    Open the hard drive
    Then click on Library
    Then double click on Modem Scripts.

    Drag the Custom Blackberry 8300 script into the Modem Scripts.
    Click on the Apple menu in the top left and go to System Preferences.
    Click on Bluetooth.
    Make your device Discoverable, then click 'Set up New Device'.
    Click Continue.


    Select 'Mobile Phone' then click Continue.
    Select your device name and click Continue.
    Click Continue again to generate a passkey.
    Enter the passkey on your phone to pair the Mac and the Blackberry.
    Uncheck all options except 'Access the internet with your phones data connection'.
    Click Continue.

    For Blackberry Curve use 'Other' for Vendor and 'Blackberry 8300' for Model, and epc.tmobile.com for APN.
    Phone Vendor: Other
    Phone Model: Blackberry 8300
    Username: GPRS
    Password: GPRS
    APN: epc.tmobile.com
    There is no more 'CID 1' script, so on CID choose 1.
    Click 'Show Modem status in the menu bar', then click Continue.



    Click Quit.
    Click on System Preferences again.
    Then select Network and then select Bluetooth.
    Enter the Telephone number as wap.voicestream.com
    You should now be able to go online. Click on the Modem icon on the Top bar and then tap connect (or click Connect under the Network > Bluetooth screen).

    If an attempt to connect fails and you must try again, pull the battery from the Curve before the next attempt. Also remember to turn off the wifi on the Curve!


    If you can get through this sweet. I had to mess around with which script to choose. Even though it says 8300, it still works.
    Thank you so much for this!!! I will let you know if it works!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-27-09 11:42 AM
  5. gonuts31's Avatar
    yup that guy hit it on the head. ALSO- make sure, after you get it set up- that you go into your Network Preferences (you can get at it by right-clicking the Wifi logo) and set the order in which you want the comp to try and connect to the internet- otherwise it'll try and connect through the BB first and not through it's airport. If it STILL tries to connect to the BB before the airport you should call Applecare and they'll fix it for you. I forget what exactly the steps were but it took two minutes and haven't had an issue since!
    I'm not sure this is necessary. The connection requires bluetooth to be on, both the mac and the bb. If the Mac doesn't have bluetooth on it won't try to connect to the tethered connection. I've had no issues with selecting which connection I want to use. The mac knows whats up.
    06-09-09 07:06 PM
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