How do I use my Blackberry Pearl as a bluetooth modem with a Mac?
Since you seem to be delving into the world of the Blackberry Pearl with your Mac system, I was hoping you could tell me how to use the Pearl as a wireless (bluetooth) modem with my Mac OS X Powerbook system. Didja figure that one out yet, Dave?
Actually, I did figure that out, now that you mention it! It's a bit tricky, but I used the directions that Grant at Fibble.org posted, which I reproduce here with illustrations and my commentary:
The first step is to download the Blackberry 8100 modem script that Grant wrote: you'll want to right-click (or Ctrl-click) on the link and "Download Linked File".
I had a problem here that took a bit of finagling, because when it downloaded, I ended up with a file on my desktop called "Blackberry 8100.txt". Bad, not good. You need to (slowly) double-click on the filename and remove the ".txt" filename suffix. It must be called just "Blackberry 8100" and yes, it should have a generic file icon, like this:
You'll want to move the downloaded file into your system Library. Do this by opening up the Finder, then clicking on your hard disk name, then clicking on "Library" and "Modem Scripts". Make sure you don't put the file in your personal Library folder but the one at the topmost level.
Now you need to pair your Blackberry Pearl with your Mac. If you've already done that, you can skip ahead a few steps, but if not, I'll show you how to do that too.
It's not too bad if you haven't paired them: open System Preferences --> Bluetooth and make sure that you have Bluetooth on. (If your Mac doesn't have bluetooth you're out of luck and cannot proceed. Sorry!) You also need to ensure that you have set up your Mac to be "discoverable", as shown here:
It's time to turn your shiny Blackberry Pearl on and move to the Bluetooth Set Up screen:
You should see the phone scanning for bluetooth devices:
and hopefully finding your Mac:
Once the phone actually sees the Mac, the Mac will automatically switch to show you the necessary passkey, a seven digit number, which you'll need to enter into your Pearl for them to pair properly:
When you initiate the pairing, you'll have a chance to accept or reject a requested connection: You want to accept the connection from your Mac, obviously.
A critical, critical step now, one that I didn't realize and that caused me a lot of grief, is that you need to go into the Bluetooth options on the phone and change one of the default settings. The defaults probably look like this:
The problem is that you need to change Discoverable to "Yes", not "No" or "Ask". I had it on Ask and every time I tried to connect to the Pearl -- including when I was going to use it as a modem -- it asked if I really wanted to do that. Problem was, that messes up the modem script and causes the whole process to fail. Not good. But easily fixed.
You'll also want to ensure your Pearl doesn't require a password for your Mac to connect to it; the 'Trusted Connection' option on the Pearl entry for this specific connection must also be set to 'Yes', not 'Ask', but that should be the default once you've entered the passkey.
Good. You're done with your Pearl and can put it down. It's time to finish configuring things on the Mac side.
To do that, remember you're still in the Bluetooth System Preference and select the new "Blackberry 8100" device in Devices. Click "Configure" and you'll launch the Bluetooth Setup Assistant, which will then ask:
You can use the Address Book or not, but it's critical that you select "Access the Internet" and that you specify "Use a direct, higher speed connection", as shown here, and click "Continue".
At this point you'll get a chance to specify a username, password, phone number, etc. You'll want to select the new "Blackberry 8100" modem script you downloaded here, leave the username and password blank, and enter exactly *99***1# for the GPRS CID string. It'll end up looking thusly:
Since you've wisely opted to "Show modem status in the menu bar" on the last step, you have a tiny telephone handset on your menu bar. Click it:
Select "Open Internet Connect...". Select the Bluetooth icon at the top and enter either "wap.voicestream.com" for T-Mobile or "wap.cingular" for Cingular. Add a username and password, either guest / guest for T-Mobile or WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM / CINGULAR1 as the username and password for Cingular. Since I'm on Cingular, my setup looks like this:
That's all there is to it, believe it or not! Assuming everything's indeed configured properly on both the phone and Mac, you should be able to click on "Connect" in the Internet Connect window (or choose "Connect" from the little modem menu on the menu bar). If it all works, here's what you'll end up seeing:
Thanks again to Grant for his work figuring all this out. We definitely appreciate it!
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Many thanks for this!
As an addition - to use it with O2 in the UK these are the settings you need:
Account Name: o2web Password: password. Telephone number: mobile.o2.co.uk
I'm trying to use this on Vodafone but don't know the accountname and password for that. Anybody? Could I call Vodafone and ask them for it? What should I ask?
Thanks for the info above which has successfully got me on line, but, unfortunately, I am not receiving any data.
I am with O2 in the UK and am able to get online using mobile.o2.co.uk as my telephone number, o2web as the account name and password as password, but cannot download anything. I'm showing as connected to 10.0.0.2 at 460800 bps.
thanks Dave and Grant for the script and instructions. I am using telstra in Australia. Any idea of the passwords and settings?
I have tried this over and over again, and I still cannot get it to connect. Is there anyone who would be willing to walk me through the process?
Thanks Dave, it worked for Cingular, had to use caps in acct name and password. A bit slow, but not too bad to use as a back up when no wifi. Thanks once again.
Hi, I had it set up perfectly before, but I recieved a replacement device and now I can't get it to work for the life of me... any suggestions on what might be the cause? RIM has been no help! Thanks!
Does anyone know where I'd find the number/login/password to make a rogers connection ? I get as far as the Connect: ppp0 /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem in the connection log and then it stalls indefinitely without an error. It will only end when I click disconnect.
Any help would be very appreciated.
I cannot connect. It says "Could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again." Does anyone know how to fix this? Much appreciated.
does anyone have specs for T-mobile in Germany?
it's important to note that the best way to download the file is to use firefox first of all. then control click the file and 'save link as'. remove the '.txt' and change the format from hypertext to all files. it will download as the correct file type. !DO NOT OPEN THE FILE! text edit will corrupt the file. follow all the rest of the instructions. once you're in internet connect, click on the configuration and make sure that the script says blackberry 8100 on there as well. then you are all set. just connect and you're done!
sorry, go into configuration and then edit configuration and make sure you have the right script selected in that. then you are good to go
I currently have two cell phones, my personal Cingular 8125 and a Blackberry Pearl recently issued by my employer. I can connect with both phones, but apparently have to reconfigure every time I switch connections. (fwiw, my employer does provide web access, and I am grandfathered with the cheap unlimited MediaNet plan on my own phone). Since I plan to keep using both phones, is there any easy way to switch back and forth between the RIM device and the HTC Wizard-based 8125?
This works soooo coool EXCEPT, Does anyone else have problems staying connected? "The other side is not responding" pops up after about 2 to 5 minutes.
The connection details for Vodafone in the UK are as follows:
Telephone Number (APN): internet
Hope that helps!
I finally got this to work. The problem that I was having was in trying to get Bluetooth Setup Assistant to list the services that were available on the Perl. After much frustration, I realized I was running 10.4.8 and that 10.4.9 was out. I updated to 10.4.9 and everything is working great. Thanks for the step by step.
That's great stuff. Thanks. Does anyone have any idea what the settings are for T-Mobile in the UK?
Hi there, I have been trying this for my Sony Ericsson W810i. where did you get the wierd number, and does it work for all cingular phones? if not, where can i get mine?
I was able to use my Pearl as a modem after following these instructions. But, after 3 days of usage, I can't log on anymore. When I try to connect I get "The selected modem script does not exist. Please very settings." I hadn't changed anything, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I then uninstalled the modem script, and started over. I get the same error message. I use T-Mobile USA. Any suggestions?
when I select "Access internet..."
I can't see the options below it on my macbook, any ideas?
Thanks Dave! Works like a charm.
Can't seem to get my Blackberry 8100 to send or recieve Bluetooth messages despite being fairly sure that I have set it up correctly. It seems v hard to get help - hopefully you can help . Thanks in anticipation . A
FANTASTIC! Connected via T-Mobile and it's much faster than I expected. Thanks Dave!
Thanks for the info! I'm with T-mobile and had to capitalize "GUEST" and "GUEST" for it to work. Hope others are successful too.
Is there any similar script for Treo 650?
Dave Taylor, thanks so much for the detailed breakdown, esp re: the script.
I am still awaiting an answer to someone's earlier post. I too received the message:
"Could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again."
What could it mean??
I also wonder: As I configure the Bluetooth connection, does it matter if I'm already connected to the internet via Airport or Ethernet ? Will my Airport connection be supplanted automatically by the Bluetooth once the connection is established?
First off, thanks so much, everything was going fine until I tried to hit the connect button. The Satus goes from "Contacting PPP Server..." to "Establishing Connection" then to" Authenticating User..." pauses for a few noticeable seconds, then to "Disconenecting" Then an error pops up that says "Could not negotiate a connection with the remove PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again." I bought a Pearl today and upgraded from my 8700c just so I could do this, so please help!
Great docs Dave. I see a few folks having problems, and I hope they can get their stuff sorted out, but I can state that at least for me, here in the U.S. on Cingular -- your docs are flawless. Nicely done. Best, Nate
I get as far as having the Blackberry recognize the Mac and ask for the 7-digit passkey, but then: nothing. The Mac doesn't seem to "automatically switch" to show the passkey, unless it is doing it somewhere hidden where I can't see it. Any ideas? I am stymied. Thanks!
Does anyone know where I'd find the number/login/password to make a Rogers connection ?
In March the IT guy in my business told me he paid Verizon $15 a month on top of his regular Blackberry data plan and was able to tether his Blackberry to his laptop to use the Internet via the Blackberry, not dialing with it as a modem. He downloaded a piece of software from Verizon called VZ Access Manager, installed it, chose the National Access/Broadband choice, clicked CONNECT and voila, he was on the Internet. In areas with EV-DO he was at quite acceptable speeds for working.
I thought this was too good to be true so called Verizon and found this was actually available for my MacBook. I downloaded the software, chose Mac OS X and the Blackberry options and connected while still talking with the tech support person at Verizon. The whole operation took less than 10 minutes.
The past 6 weeks have been heaven. I could pull off the road, open my laptop and work on strange Web applications that were almost impossible to handle with my Blackberry (7250) alone.
A week or so ago, this all stopped cold. At the same time my phone gave only a busy signal to callers and did not ring on my end. Yesterday I called Verizon to try to get both problems fixed. They had me download and reinstall the software to make my phone ring again. In the process, my VZ Access Manager software quit working. The technician had me re-download this, and the choice of a Blackberry was no longer available. Only the Motorola Q was available under PDA's or phones.
As you can imagine, I am devistated. A Verizon person has tried to tell me it was a freak accident that I could ever connect and that Verizon does not support Blackberry use with a Mac laptop. I smell a rat here, because Blackberry was a choice for my software when I downloaded this in March. It certainly worked fine for 6 weeks. The technician told me it was a driver issue.
If anyone has a clue what I can do to get this access back again, I will be MOST appreciative!!!!
The driver script icon on my macbook has text on it, and when searching for it through the setup screen, it comes up as a .txt file, even though I deleted the .txt. The connect icon on my home screen doesn't have any options between connect and show time connected either. Any ideas of where I went wrong? Thanks.
Yeah, that's a pain, Baron. What I ended up doing was opening up Terminal.app and manually renaming the file rather than wrestling with Finder. You'll find Terminal.app in Applications > Utilities, and you can rename the file with "mv". For example, if you have it called "blackberry.txt" then change it thusly:
mv blackberry.txt blackberry
then you can use the Finder to move it where you need.
I'm curious to know how this affects usage fees on your service plan... is this considered WAP data? Or is it "BB plan" data? If it's WAP I can see my next bill being through the roof since I don't have a WAP plan on my BB. Can anyone comment?
For those who may be experiencing the "Could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again." error message...
Instead of using #99***1# as the phone number, type in the following: wap.cingular
This worked for me, hope it works for you too.
I've been working on setting this up for weeks now... I've read all the blogs and gone through all the steps, and still nothing... All I'm getting is a never-ending perpetual connecting... message. Can someone please help?! I think the problem is that I can't download the modem script without it saving as a .txt, I've tried erasing the extension, but it's not working. I've tried the save as option as well, but my only other option is "all files" which still reads as a .txt.........
Thanks for your excellent write up.
I heard that the wap gateway can result in unexpected charges... Though I am a new cingular customer so I am not positive.
Nonetheless, the person who told me this, pointed me to another gateway / username password to use to avoid these unexpected charges...
GPRS Internet service
Access point: ISP.CINGULAR
User name: ISPDA@CINGULARGPRS.COM
(source:: http://www.modaco.com/Cingular_USA-t200969.html )
Great site too, by the way... i land on your site on all sorts of random things.
I've bought a Blackberry 8707v from Vodafone UK specifically because they claim it supports 3G as a 'tethered' modem, and I've been trying to get it to work - it can't work 'tethered' on USB with my Powerbook (G4 Aluminium) and when I set it up as a Bluetooth modem it pairs but only offers 'address book services' (and won't even let me use the Adress Book Bluetooth connection to send SMS etc... I've kept re-pairing, re-starting both phone & powerbook - nothing... I've had no problems in the past with Ericsson phones etc, and I know I'm not missing something obvious, so why does the BlackBerry say that it hasn't got a modem? I've already put the modem scripts for the BlackBerry 3G into Modem Scripts & they are available through Network Prefs, but the Bluetooth setup can't find a modem so I can't use them... I'm getting very frustrated - certainly won't ever buy a BlackBerry again, but I'd still like to sort it out... (I'm also unable to set up e-mail because it claims the brand-new phone is already set up with another e-mail account, but that's another story...)
Any suggestions? Tony
Oh - quick suggestion for folk stuck trying to get rid of the .txt extension - go to Info (Apple & i key) for the file, and erase the .txt extension in the Name & Extension frame of the Get Info window - it will ask you if you are sure, say yes, and the file loses the extension. Tony
FYI: Works like a charm with the new 8300 (Curve). I just renamed it for cleanliness, but works "out of the box" otherwise.
I have Cingular and that worked perfectly the first time. It made me laugh maniacally.
I got it working on my 10.3.9 Mac. Thanks for the tips!
Worked like a charm the very first time with my new Curve. Then after a minute or so it kicked me off and now it no longer connects - gets the same error reported above. Has anyone above ended up resolving their issues? Tried all the variations of the usernames & passwords.
Can you do this with an 8300?
you have no idea how excited i was to find your site... i've been trying to use my 8700 as a tethered handset for months, and the people at cingular couldn't be less helpful.... but am i missing something? i'm trying to set up my g4 and the only option i receive on the bluetooth setup is to synch with the address book.... please tell me it's not impossible on my computer, some silly thing somewhere isn't clicked right? i really would like to make this work...
I have a Curve as well and have the same problem as the others above. The script works once and for a few minutes. Once it disconnected me I have been unable to get it to work again even after deleting and starting over. It is as if AT&T discovers the connection and then blacklists you.
Are there people on the AT&T network who have this working but don't have a tethered plan?
For Rogers I followed everything but used this.
Worked like a charm
excellent! we suspected this was possible the day i got the mac but i never imagined it would be so simple! i hope to figure out how to get my bluetooth gps & internet traffic plan to work with the bb now too :P
I got a balckberry O2 phone from UK.
Now I am trying to use the same mobile in India.
when I am inseting my local sim card into the phone, it is not accepting the sim.
I am requesting all of you. could you please give the procedure to how to use the blackberry in India with Indian connecitons.
could you plese provide the source of information
for how to use the blackberry.
Thanks in Advance.
This has been a huge help. Thanks a lot and I am excited about searching the rest of the site
Thanks Dave for the hints. I have two things to add. First, on my pearl, I had to set allow = yes to the specific device I was pairing to. Second, in order to avoid being continually dropped, I had to set in /system preferences/bluetooth/bluetooth modem uncheck both enable error correction and wait for dial tone.
Hope this helps out there.
Thanks man I appreciate it. Works like a charm. I'm running at 183 up and 15 down.
Will this work for a 8830 on the Sprint network?
Nice and clear instructions. Works like a charm.
Just got confused at the connection settings as the "Telephone Number" was automatically filled with GPRS CID. You need to overwrite with "wap.cingular" (if using Cingular...).
I guess I was just to eager to make it work and didn't pay enough attention ;)
Thanks a lot,
HI, THANKS A LOT, BUT I STILL CANT GET IT TO CONNECT, I LIVE IN MEXICO AND HAVE ME SERVICE TROUGH "TELCEL" THE PAGE IS WWW.TELCEL.COM
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE USER AND PASSWORDS ARE?
THANKS A LOT
Help, anyone know how to accomplish this with an 8800/8830?
Thanks a ton,
Thanks so much! Just got it working with my pearl via ATT, had to use wap.cingular as the telephone, but it's lovely! I'm staying with a friend who only has dial up for a couple weeks, so this is really a savior!
I'm completely technically inept - but am I understanding that using my little Blackberry Pearl, I can have WiFi with my MacBook using Cingular's network? If so, is it a good connection? Would I be able to use it for streaming radio? or is it just for email and a quick search on-line?
Thanks for the info!
I have an 8300, and AT&T has verified that I have the tethering plan enabled. If you use the WAP settings in the article, I have ALWAYS gotten kicked off after a minute or so. Once that happens you have to remove the battery from the curve and put it back in to work again. I really think the bluetooth modem in the 8300 is screwed up compaired to the 8100.
ONE time I was able to use isp.cingular and the matching username and password and stay connected. (Oddly, that was right after I had connected from the PC side using Communications Manager.
Just to give you an idea of what lengths I have gone through to test this....
I installed a serial port sniffer on XP to watch the traffic between AT&T Communications manager 6.3 and the 8300. The commands sent are a little different that what is used in the script, but the end result should be the same. Comm manager peridically queries the phone for signal stregth, and it does configure for ATE0V1&D2
The PC side can stay connected as long as I want. The Mac side for only about 2 minutes, then it disconnects from the other end. After that, you have to pull the battery.
I used Z-Term on the Mac to initiate a connection, and you can see that the modem has a hell of a time disconnecting after the connection is dropped. The modem in the 8300 goes stupid and won't respond to AT commands after dropping DTR or sending the +++ command. I've been messing with the script to see if I can get better reliability... but it appears to be a problem outside of scripting control.
I've tried PPP echo on/off, TCP compression on/off, IPV6 on/off, and the other end simply stops responding after a minute.
Well... off to grab the 8300 and try some other ideas.
Thanks so much! Works like a magic
but it wont let me get on the internet on my blackberry?
i'm so confused. :[ and iw ant to download a ringtoneee :[
Does anyone have the settings for use with Orange in the UK.
Hey there Dave, et al..
I've used this work around before and it's incredible. Those of you who still have it working and find trouble with getting knocked off after a couple of minutes I suggest opening up a window and go to Pandora and listen to online music in the background. It allows constant data transfer to take place and keeps the connection stable. I've done this for two three hours at a time... works like a charm.
BUT -- here's my question: I can't get this to work anymore. Does anyone defintively know whether AT&T locked this feature out? I've read conflicting reports on webpages and can't seem to find an answer. It's a real pain in the buttocks as I really love having this feature but it just seems to be DEAD now for me. I either get error messages for no dial tone, or that random "connecting" ad infintium problem.
If someone has experience with these problems all suggestions would be apprciated but my thinking is that AT&T locked us out.
Can I use my blackberry like a gps? I've heard that it's possible I just haven't been able to get it.
My company is located in the U.K as is the Enterprise server. I work in Kenya and rec. my mail on my Blackberry 8800. I have to use 2 phones since my Blackberry sim is from the U.K I would be roaming on every call. I would like use my local sim in the Blackberry and have my emails sent to my local service provider-they have GPRS. Can you pleae help me?
Orange UK network
For Orange network in the UK, follow all of above until you get to the telephone number,user name and password part.
Enter the following:
Telephone Number: orangeinternet
That works just fine.
Thanks! Worked like a charm.
I have tried to use my new Tmo BB Curve (8320) as a Bluetooth modem for my Powerbook G4. I have followed the guidelines set by most BB bulletin boards, such as this one. I am able to connect, get through authentication, and I can even load one or two webpages. But, after that, the modem transfers slow to a crawl, and the modem is as good as useless.
I am happy to try out any new suggestions, if anyone has them. I really want to use my Curve as a modem for my Mac.
Here is my configuration:
handheld: BB Curve 8320, running 184.108.40.206
location: Los Angeles
Mac: Powerbook G4, running Os X v10.4.10
I have used Ross Barkman's CID1, CID2, and CID3 modem scripts, found at
I have also tried Perishable Press's guidelines:
I note that many people who were able to get their 8700, 8800, Pearl to work as Bluetooth modems are NOT able to get their new Curve to work. I wonder whether the wireless system used for Hotspot @ Home somehow interferes. However, even when I turn off the wireless, I still cannot use my Curve as bluetooth modem.
Any help would be appreciated!!!
have you got any idea, the input needed for t-mobile.de in Germany.
I also got the eror message: "could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server ..."
Could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again.
If you are having this problem. Restart your computer, and restart your phone by removing the battery.
This worked for me.
For those with T-Mobile (US) that are receiving: "Could not negotiate a connection with the remote PPP server. Please verify your settings and try again."
I found that entering "wap.voicestream.com" as the telephone number and account name ("guest" as password) did the trick. When I was using *99***1# I was unable to connect. After making this change it worked.
I followed directions on how to0 set up my blackberrry pearl as a bluetooth modem. I'm on the final step but the directions are for Cingular or T-Mobile. I have Cellular One as my cell phone service. I cannot find what to enter when it says...telephone number, account name, and password. I called the company and they want me to buy an aircard for 60.00 a month instead of using the phone. Any ideas?
Can someone advise? I had this working fine but then I upgraded the software on my blackberry and now I keep getting a message when trying to connect that "perhaps your blackberry has an older modem" weird! How can I get this fixed? Anyone?
Hav tried all process of this page, does not work, macbook pro with 8100 pearl, and telstra 3G.
Help is appreciated,
Hey thanks for the info on the bluetooth I'm in El Salvador and have TIGO as my blackberry provider, do you know how can I get the password and login to use my macbook pro with my cel phone to connect to the internet through the blackberry network.
There site is www.tigo.com (latinamerica)
Thanks A Lot
I have been using this method with Mac OS X Tiger on my Macbook Pro for some time now and it is working fine. Just recently I upgraded to Leopard, and every time I go to work and wake my Macbook up and start running the internet connect thing for my pearl, I get kernal panics. Once I restart my system, I no longer get the panic, but the connection acts weird. It takes forever to connect, usually I have to reconnect a few times to get the connection to work right, the connection with need to be restarted several times throughout the night, and when I need to disconnect it to restart it, it never disconnects. It just keeps saying "disconnecting" until I restart my machine. What is going on? Is this version of the script not compatible with Leopard?
I noticed the directions include set up for T-Mobile and Cingular but not Verizon Wireless. Will this work for Verizon?
I just bought a Blackberry Pearl and I am trying to sync it with my Entourage, is this possible?
I need to know if this steps would work on Leopard because I called Tmobile and they (the IT dept) told me that LEOPARD doesn't support the blackberry pearl 8100 as a modem yet.
how do you do all of this with the blackberry 8130 on the sprint network???? I can not get this phone to accept my black macbook and use it as a modem??????
Okay- So I have everything set up but when i get to the screen on the Bluetooth Setup screen asking what services I want to use ( Address book and access the internet with your phone's connection are there- but there is no option for faster high-speed connection? Is it a mac issue? Or something in the blackberry's settings? HELP!
I am using a Sprint Blackberry Pearl, MAcbook Pro running OSX 10.4.11
I really want to get this figured out, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
I just loaded in Lepard and I am having the worst time tring to connect to the net through my BB pearl 8100. This is due to the changing of the set up menus. please help.
I am following these guidelines for my Curve 8300 on AT&T via Mac OS X Leopard and it is not working. Can you suggest something that might help or point me in the right direction?
Yes I too am Using the Blackberry Pearl "8130" and it is not taking this information.
I can't get it working, I'm in Ireland with O2 and using a BlackBerry Pearl with my MacBook Pro. I tried mobile.o2.ie as the phone number but it says "the other side is not responding" every time. Anyone got a better idea?
8700c- Has there been a solution found fixing the 8700 bluetooth modem connection issue?
I finally got it to work - couldn't believe it! Then it disconnected after 2 minutes... wouldn't work again until I'd removed the battery from the Pearl and restarted everything, then it disconnects again. And it does this every time!! There must be a way to keep it stable... I tried the internet radio as suggested by one poster here but it always disconnects before I get ithe stream working!
I cannot get through the connect the pearl to the mac part. when you say the mac will "switch" to give you the 7 number passkey, I cannot find such a thing and have not been able to proceed. any suggestions?
My computer wont let me download the script, when I click on it, it just opens the script in another window. When I right click on it I don't get the option to download. Any advice?
I too have a macbook with leaopard and an 8130 from sprint and I couldn't get it to connect. The menu does not have the option after clicking you want to connect to the internet over bluetooth. Any one made this work?
Same as Bobboya - except that I'm running Leopard. Nothing works. I got a connection *ONCE* for 10 seconds, and now I am unable to get a connection at all.
Tried the same things Bobboya did.
Reset phone and laptop.
10.5.2, macbook. t-mobile curve 8320.
Any advice on how to get this to work with Sprint?
I am trying to connect my BB 8130 to my iBook and I am with Telus Mobility here in Canada. I would like to connect with a cable instead of bluetooth. Is this possible? Does the 8100 code work with the 8130?
Having trouble with this (8100 and macbook running Leopard, T-Mobile USA). Where do I put in the GPRS CID String?? I don't see the field anywhere in Leopard, used to be there in Tiger.
When I connect, it connects to the phone, says "Connecting" for a while, then says "Disconnecting". THen says: Could not negotiate with the remote PPP Server.
Oh and the console log says:
Mar 1 00:01:49 Spencer pppd: pppd 2.4.2 (Apple version 314) started by root, uid 501
Mar 1 00:01:53 Spencer ccl: Connecting via BlackBerry 8100.
Mar 1 00:01:53 Spencer ccl: Making EDGE connection.
Mar 1 00:01:53 Spencer ccl: Communicating at 460800 bps.
Mar 1 00:01:57 Spencer pppd: Connect: ppp0 /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem
Mar 1 00:02:28 Spencer pppd: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Mar 1 00:02:28 Spencer pppd: Connection terminated.
Mar 1 00:02:50 Spencer ccl: CCLExit: -6019 (Modem error, modem not responding.)
Mar 1 00:02:50 Spencer pppd: disconnect script failed
Thanks Mark. The link to the new script was the trick! Got my Pearl 8100 finally to work with my Mac Pro running Leopard. Thanks David for all the other set up info. Posted this from my mac via my pearl.
I have been trying to connect my 8100/t-mobile with my macbook with 10.5. I have it paired, its set up and it connects but just goes to authenticating and thats it.
For Rogers users still having trouble with Leopard and the Pearl I finally got it to work using the modem script etc.
The key was going in the blackberry's Options menu then Advanced options. In the APN field I entered: internet.com and left the other fields *blank*.
On the mac I went in Network preferences on the Bluetooth pane under the default setup for my pearl and entered
in the Telephone Number field: internet.com
in Account Name field: wapuser1
in Password field: wap
in the advanced settings section I chose
Model: Blackberry 8100
enable error correction
ignore dial tone when dialing
back to network settings click: apply
Now you should be ready to connect.
I think they key to making it work was entering "internet.com" in the APN field on the phone itself.
I forgot to say the APN field on the pearl is found under options/advanced options/TCP
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
buying you a cup of coffee!||
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