Sometimes you just can not connect to the internet with a WiFi or Ethernet connection standard-but that does not mean you do not need internet access . And when your phone can connect to the network, there is no reason for not using it to connect your laptop to the Internet. Fortunately, if you have a compatible BlackBerry into a holder that allows to link, you can connect your laptop to your BlackBerry and use it as a dial-up modem. There are different steps you need to perform for initial setup, but after that, connect to the network is easy and not time consuming.

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Instructions

 

Set up the modem for the laptop

 

1

Click the Start button, then “Control Panel” and then “Phone and Modem Options”. Maybe He will ask you provide information on your location; you just need to write the code area of ​​your BlackBerry.

 

2

Select the “Modem” tab and see if there is a “Standard Modem” option. If so, skip to the next section. Otherwise, continue these steps.

 

 

3

Select “Add”, then you check the box next to “Do not detect my modem, I will select it from a list”. Then click “Next.”

 

4

Click “Standard Modem Types”, then “standard P56000 bps Modem” and “Next.”

 

5

Select “COM1” in the options window you see and then click “Next.”

 

6

Wait a moment for Windows to configure the modem and then click “Finish”. Now you will see the “Standard Modem” option in the vignette “Modem”.

 

GSM Configuration

 

1

Find out if your provider uses GSM, CDMA or UMTS network. You need to consult the website of your provider or documentation you received when you set up your account. T-Mobile and AT & T use GSM; other suppliers vary but is less common than UMTS CDMA. If your phone uses anything other than GSM, continues in the next section; you just need to follow these steps for a GSM network.

 

2

Go to the “Control Panel” on your computer by clicking the Start button, then click the option.

 

3

Double click on “Phone and Modem Options”, select the “Modem” tab and then the “Standard Modem” option previously configured. Click the “Properties” button and then the “Advanced” tab.

 

4

Write this in the text box labeled “Extra initialization commands” if you are not a customer of T-Mobile: + cgdcont = 1, “IP”, “<Device Internet APN>”. Note that you must write all the text with all the quotes included. The “<Device Internet APN>” is the access point name provided by your ISP; contact the technical support department if you do not know.

 

5

Click “OK” on the properties window and then click “OK” in the window “Phone and Modem Options”.

 

Configure your dial-up networking for Windows Vista or 7

 

1

Click the “Start” button and select “Connect to”.

 

2

Select “Set up a connection or network” then “Set up a dial-up connection.”

 

3

Enter the appropriate information in the phone number field. For your phone on a GSM or EDGE network, type “* 99 #”; if your phone is on a CDMA network, type “# 777”; if your phone is in a UMTS network, type “* 98 #”. Click the “Next” button.

 

4

Enter the username and password that your ISP requires, if applicable. If your provider does not required, leave the fields blank.

 

5

Write “BlackBerry” in the “Connection Name” field.

 

6

Select the “Connect” button.

 

Set your dial-up networking for Windows XP

 

1

Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” and “Network Connections”.

 

2

Select “Create a new connection”. This opens a new window. Click “Next.”

 

3

Make the following selections in response to on-screen instructions: “Connect to Internet”, “Next”, “Connect using a dial-up modem” and “Next.” You should now be in a window labeled “Select a device”.

 

4

Select “Standard Modem” option.

 

5

Write “BlackBerry” or any other name you prefer in “ISP Name”; no matter what you write.

 

6

Enter the appropriate information in the phone number field. For your phone on a GSM or EDGE network, type “* 99 #”; if your phone is on a CDMA network, type “# 777”; if your phone is in a UMTS network, type “* 98 #”. Click the “Next” button.

 

7

Select which users will have access to your computer’s network connection and then click “Next.”

 

8

Enter the username and password that your ISP requires, if applicable. If your provider is not requested, leave the text boxes blank.

 

9

Click “Finish”.

 

Making the Connection

 

1

Connect your BlackBerry to your computer with a USB cable or Bluetooth.

 

2

Run the Desktop Manager on your BlackBerry and make sure their status says “Connected”.

 

3

If you have Windows Vista or 7, click the “Start” button, then “Connect to”, and then select the connection created above. For Windows XP , click the “Start” button, then “Control Panel”, “Network Connections” and then click the network you created.

 

4

Enter the user name and password, if applicable.

 

5

Click “Dial” to start dialing and connect to the internet with your BlackBerry.