Blackberry bold 9780-tethering


You can use the phone as a data modem when you want to establish a connection from your computer to the internet.

Follow these instructions to set up your BlackBerry Bold 9780 as data modem for the computer.

  1. Connect phone and computer
    Choose one of the following options:

    Via data cable, go to a
    Via Bluetooth, go to b

    a) Via data cable
    Install BlackBerry Desktop Software which contains the drivers
    Connect the data cable to the socket on the side of the phone
    Connect the other end of the data cable to the computer's USB port
    The modem is installed automatically and is named Standard Modem or a similar name

    b) Via Bluetooth
    Press the Menu key twice
    Scroll to Manage Connections and press the Navigation key
    Scroll to Bluetooth Connections and press the Navigation key
    Highlight the drop down list next to Bluetooth and press the Navigation key
    Scroll to On and press the Navigation key
    Highlight the drop down list next to Discoverable and press the Navigation key
    Scroll to Yes and press the Navigation key
    Press Disconnect
    Press the Return key to return to standby mode
    Begin searching for Bluetooth devices on the computer
    After a moment a list of Bluetooth devices within range is displayed
    Select your phone on the list and begin pairing your phone with the computer
    Key in an optional access code on the computer
    Key in the same access code on the phone and press the Navigation key
    The installation starts
    Select Install the software automatically if you are asked about the installation
    The modem is installed as Bluetooth Modem or a similar name

  2. Check that a connection between the phone and the computer has been established
    Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem
    Scroll to the modem you have installed and open Properties
    Click the Diagnostics tab
    Click Query Modem
    If the computer communicates with the modem and if it displays a number of commands, the modem has been installed correctly

  3. Configure modem for GPRS
    Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem
    Scroll to the modem you have installed and open Properties
    Then scroll to Advanced
    Find the area for keying in an initialisation string
    Key in the following sequence: +cgdcont=1,"IP","everywhere",,0,0

  4. Create a dial-up connection on your computer
    The procedure for creating dial-up connections depends on the operating system on your computer. The instructions below are only general guidelines on how to create a GPRS dial-up connection

  5. Set up a dial-up connection on your computer
    Find the area for network connections in the control panel on your computer
    Choose Create a new connection or an equivalent option
    Choose Connect to the Internet or an equivalent option that is based on a modem connection
    If there is only one active modem on your computer, this is, in most cases, selected by default. If you are asked to select a modem, select Standard Modem or Bluetooth modem

  6. Set up dial-up connection
    Name the connection (e.g. BlackBerry 9780 GPRS)
    When you are asked to key in a phone number, key in: *99***1#
    When you are asked to key in a username, key in: user
    When you are asked to key in a password, key in: pass
    (You might not be asked to key in your username and password until you want to establish the connection)

  7. Exit
    When you have selected the necessary settings, exit the configuration

See more helpful tips on how to do clever things on your BlackBerry Bold 9780 >

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