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02-14-2009 11:55 PM
I followed instructions posted by numerous people.
Phase 1 is to find modem scripts for Blackberry/Mac - I found a link that provided scripts at this web page <http://www.backdrifter.com/2008/05/01/configure-bl
Phase 2: in order to pair the BB and the MacBook Pro on Bluetooth, you basically set up the BB so that it is discoverable on bluetooth. Then you use the Mac's bluetooth setup assistant to find the BB and pair up with it.
Phase 3: go to the Network pane in the Mac's system preferences and create a new "Location" called Blackberry Tether or something like that. Add a Bluetooth port in the column to the left and call it something, make sure it is selected and then do the following settings for it. Just to the right make a new Configuration called "tethered BB" or whatever, for telephone number put "wap.voicestream.com" (this is for T-mobile, they currently win the prize for offering unlimited internet access on the BB for $29.95/mo.), for account name put "guest" and for password put "guest". (for other service providers you will have to dig up the correct configuration info for these 3 fields, it's out there somewhere)
OK, now hit the "advanced" button, under the "modem" tab select "Research in Motion" and the "Blackberry 8800" script. I also selected "ignore dial tone" Under the PPP tab I deselected all of those pesky "disconnect for this and that" boxes. Then I tried to connect once, computer locked up, I restarted and tried again and Bingo! it actually worked.
Someday when I'm feeling lucky I'm going to try to create a connection using the USB connector instead of Bluetooth. I'm not sure how to do that since there is no USB option under network ports on the Mac. (that I know of)
I'm getting a fairly zippy connection but it may be because my Blackberry is picking up my home DSL network. I will try to use it elsewhere on just the Edge network and let you know how that goes.
Good luck, John
02-25-2009 09:31 AM
I finally did it!!! I have a T-mobile bb 8900 and I followed these instructions but was still having alot of problems until I downloaded the scripts using firefox. Use the 8800 script, it works on the 8900.
Also make sure that u r using these setting in the bluetooth setup assistant:
Telephone # : wap.voicestream.com
08-06-2009 05:46 AM
I went through all of these steps, followed everything to the letter, but I'm unable to connect to the internet via bluetooth. I connected on my previous phone (Nokia N95) so I know I can do it.
The modem status message goes to the "connecting" message, goes to "authenticating" then straight to "disconnecting" and an error message is shown saying " Could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again."
Has anyone got any ideas why this could be coming up? I'm using a 8900, Macbook, and am on Tmobile with unlimited internet, the same as I used on my previous phone.
Thanks in advance for any help!
08-06-2009 08:29 AM
04-04-2010 08:26 PM
i tried to find the web address that you mentioned but it no longer exists. any help ?
i was able to tether the mac and the blackberry , but it keeps disconnecting. i am not sure i am using the right apn , password, etc.
any help would be appreciated.