01-28-2010 10:34 AM
I am using a Blackberry Bold 9700. I would like to use the internet on my bold (3G) on my wireless enabled device (eg an ipod touch). Basically, I would like to know if there is way to sort of turn the blackberry phone into a wireless router. This would mean that wfi enabled devices would be able to connect to my phone using wifi, and use the 3g/2g internet connection on my phone to connect to the internet. I know there is an application for windows mobile enabled devices, it's called WMWifiRouter. Please can someone show me a way to do it on the blackberry. It is very important.
Thank you very much.
01-28-2010 05:10 PM
Hi sagarshah and welcome to the BlackBerry Support Community Forums!
You cannot use the BlackBerry smartphone as a wireless router for other devices. You can however tether it to a PC to obtain internet access. You will have to contact your wirless service provider regarding using your BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered modem.
12-07-2010 06:01 PM
That is very disappointing.
The Iphone can do it! Windows phones can do it! Windows phones .. Ugg get with the programm people. I have been a long time blackberry user but now I feel there are better options on the market. Faster, easier and with more options.
01-04-2011 05:17 PM
01-13-2011 01:00 PM
I believe they are talking about the new iphone 4 that is due out on Verizon network in February of 2011. It will be set up as a wifi hotspot router that will support five devices at once.
01-13-2011 04:19 PM
I believe that most Android phones can do this. I know that I have seen several Spring 4G android phones that can and one 3g android that can. I am pretty bummed that there is not something like this for a blackberry yet either. I have been a dedicated blackberry user for about 6 years now and just got a new Torch, but I think that I am leaning towards a new android phone next with a better camera, more memory, faster processor, better screen, slider keyboard and touch screen with a swipe enabled on screen keyboard (google it if you have not seen it, it is pretty awesome)
Heck, they even have some that will take a full size bluetooth keyboard, mouse and have an HDMI port for a monitor or TV. Mix that with a good webkit, flash and a 4g connection, that could be all I need.
01-18-2011 10:39 AM - edited 01-19-2011 06:25 AM
@pip22, I am affraid you underestimate the intelligence and knowledge base here. I registered here to try and find out about this very thing for my wife's BB Curve 9330. I personally have a Droid X. And I have also had Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone). All of which can turn your WIFI mode into a router. As we speak, I have my wife's laptop, my PSP, and my neighbor (who I let connect when I have it on) connected to my hotspot FROM MY PHONE. Windows has, just like the OP said, an app called WMWIFIRouter. I have used it when I had Windows Mobile. Now that I have a Droid, I can STILL do it. I can either do it with the native app on the phone or I can root my Droid and get a wireless tether app. The Windows Mobile also had something called "Walking Hotspot" which would make your WIFI mode into a "router" or hotspot like all the others I have talked about and the OP as well. If you don't believe me, by all means, come over so I can show you. And while you're here you can have a bite of "humble pie." You, sir, need to get your facts straight.
01-19-2011 04:53 AM
03-20-2011 05:05 PM
apparently you can order a portable battery powered router and hook your blackberry to it and it will serve as a wifi hotspot for your other wifi devices. i am going to try it i will let you know how it works.