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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-11-2009
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Tethering the 9630

Can someone share with me how to tether the 9630 with my laptop?
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Posts: 58,185
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAH108), PRIV (AAH995), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Tethering the 9630

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!


When you say "tether", do you mean use your Tour as a USB-connected modem for your laptop? If so, see here:

KB05178 Support for tethered modem use



Or, do you mean to attach your Tour to your laptop to move files, etc. If so, see here:




Hope one of those is close to what you are looking for! Let us know.

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Regular Contributor
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎08-10-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Tethering the 9630

If you are using VZW you need to download the VZaccess Manager software-- http://www.vzam.net/ to tether your 9630 as a modem this will install the appropiate drivers and software for your computer to tether.


If you just want to Sync data through BBDM download the appropiate desktop manager software V5.0 through the disk provided with your blackberry or here> http://www.vzam.net/blackberry



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Posts: 30
Registered: ‎08-10-2009
My Device: BlackBerry 9630 (Tour)

Re: Tethering the 9630

I would like to advise you against tethering without either having a Phone-As-Modem (PAM for short) plan because I know that Sprint will penalize you for doing so without a plan (Verizon too), or if someone can confirm BlackBerries don't use (or only have 1) NAI (read below).


On my previous phones (Samsung clamshell and a HTC Touch Pro), I was able to disable a component called the Network Access Identifier, or NAI for short. This is sent by the phone that identifies the current data connection as either phone use or tethering. This pretty much allowed me to use tethering without being caught. Of course, most people can't use more several GBs on their phone, so excessive usage is a red flag on the network (Watch out!)


If BlackBerries don't have such a thing, can someone confirm this fact or confirm being able to tether without being yelled at by their respective providers?


"If it ain't broke, shoot it with a .44 until it is. Then get it replaced."
New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-26-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Tethering the 9630

I just got my hands on a document where you can bypass the carriers dialer packages and simply create your own dialer connection on Windows.  I actually set this up in 5 mins and am currently connected through a bluetooth connection to my laptop....

  • Slide 4 .O {font-size:149%;} Go to Control Panel (assuming you have admin rights)
  • Click on Network Connections
  • Click New Connection Wizard
  • Click Next
  • Select “Connect to the network at my workplace”
  • Select “Dial-up connection”
  • Select “Standard Modem” (com port #’s may vary)
  • Name your connection (I called mine “Tour PAM”)
  • Dial number is #777
  • Select “Do not use my smart card”
  • Select “Anyone’s use” or “My use only”
  • Check “Add a shorcut to this connection to my desktop
  • Hit the “Dial” button to connect!
  • Going forward you simply need to click the created shortcut once tethered and running Desktop Manager in the background


Good luck...



New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-30-2009
My Device: BB Tour 9630
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering the 9630

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I followed your instructions step-by-step and I get an error message


Dialing ...#777

Dialing attempt 1.

Unable to establish a connenction.


Opening Port ...

Error 633. The modem (or other connecting device) is already in use or it is not configured properly.


Any suggestions or ideas?

Any insight on data charges from the carrier?  I currently have an unlimited data plan!


Thank you in advance!

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-06-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Tethering the 9630

[ Edited ]

You may want to read the following discussion at TetherBridge.com: http://tetherbridge.com/TetherPrimer.html It sheds a lot of light on why certain ways of tethering may not be charged by carriers for a fee while others incur a fee. Very enlighting, a must read.