08-13-2008 12:00 PM
I am using my Curve as a tethered modem, and it is working reasonably well. However, if anything funky happens, and sometimes for no apparent reason, the connection will terminate or hang. I am only able to reconnect after pulling the battery from the Curve, and putting the phone through the reset sequence that happens automatically.
Any tips to optimize the connection, or reset the modem without having to pull the battery?
08-13-2008 12:27 PM
Hi and Welcome to the forums,
Please specify operating system on the PC
Define "something funky happens (tech term)
What model curve ex. 8300 curve and OS on curve go to options - about - looking for 4.x.x.xxx
Let me know!
08-13-2008 01:06 PM
Thanks for the response:
Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
Curve 8130 OS v188.8.131.52
Blackberry Device Manager 184.108.40.206
something funky is a system crash ( I have a device driver misbehaving, unrelated), I place/receive a call on the Curve while connected, and sometimes unkown reasons
08-13-2008 01:13 PM
Try using the bb USB drivers:
Please let me know if this works!
08-13-2008 01:31 PM
Please read this thread and especially the reply from specialist Tanzim
08-13-2008 02:36 PM
Thanks, that is the same instruction sheet I used to set up the connection. The connection itself is working well, it is just that if something does happen (may be completely unrelated to the bb or the connection), I was hoping there was a better way to reset the modem to establish a new connection, than to have to pull the battery.
When I pull the battery and reinstall, the bb goes through a startup process (dancing hourglass) for about a minute and then "checks security". It seems that after this process, the connection can be re-established.
Are there initialization strings that will flush the modem? Is there a keystroke combo that will reset the bb?
Short version - how can I get the bb to reset itself (dancing hourglass) or equivalent effect without pulling the battery?
Thanks for the brainpower, appreciated.
08-13-2008 02:41 PM - edited 08-13-2008 02:42 PM
08-14-2008 08:56 AM
AT&T has a Comunications Manager application, but I have tried to avoid using it. I have heard (from the AT&T rep) that I have less overhead/more throughput and have more control over the session by connecting direct. Also, AT&T would be able to monitor usage and could force me to change plans down the road.
Maybe I should go that route.
Thanks for your help.
08-14-2008 11:49 AM
Please ley us know how it goes, I'm sure it will be worth it to most other users!