blackbery_tetheriing

I am trying to use a balckberry bold 9650 with windows 2000 laptop to connect to internet.

The verison wirelss software VZAccess software only runs on windows XP and 7.

Is there a way around this to get to internet working without software or get a windows 200 software which i could not find to support blackberry.
sam15Asked:
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fluk3dCommented:
Have you tried using the blackberry desktop manager it provides tethering? you could also purchase an app that would allow you to do it

tether.com
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sam15Author Commented:
No whee do i get this software.
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sam15Author Commented:
Do you mean this

http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/

it does not sound for tethering service or using the phoe as wireless modem
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fluk3dCommented:
Yes it is capable, once you download install it and connect your phone to your computer click the mobile internet button on the bottom left hand corner.


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t3chConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Forget VZAccess and all that.. Just use EasyTether.

http://www.soft82.com/download/windows/easytether/

I have been using it for my Incredible. Works like a charm and without the hassle.
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t3chCommented:
Another easy solution is PDAnet:

http://www.junefabrics.com/blackberry/index.php
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sam15Author Commented:
This
http://www.soft82.com/download/windows/easytether/

does not support WINDOWS 2000. Check the list of OS on the page.

Does PDANet support windows 2000. ANything that allows connecting a blackberry bold to windows 2000 laptop.
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t3chCommented:
It does work on windows 2000:

  How can I make EasyTether work with Windows 2000?

   1. Install Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000 from Microsoft site
   2. Install your smartphone drivers from the smartphone vendor site
   3. Always launch EasyTether under the Administrator account

Also, if you use easytether or PDAnet, you wont have any cap on mobile data usage. (Most carrier hace data cap when you tether) EasyTether and PDAnet impersonate a connection as you making use of your cellphone broswer.
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sam15Author Commented:
it already has SP4.

where do i install the blackberry bold drivers?

would the blackberry desktop manager work on windwos 200 or not?

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fluk3dCommented:
Yes the BB Desktop Manager will work on Windows 2000 as long as you have SP2+
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t3chCommented:
Yes BB Desktop manager works on 2000. That would install you the drivers as well.
Using the easytether is the cheapest solution.. without the worry of going over your data cap.
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fluk3dCommented:
You will be able to track how much usage is you have used within the desktop manager program so you can take note in case you go over your usage or nearing your limit.
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t3chCommented:
>> in case you go over your usage or nearing your limit.

 with easytether you will never worry about it. Also you wont need an additional tethering plan (20$) in your bill.
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fluk3dCommented:
So I think at this point OP you have some options

You can try the demo of EasyTether and if you like it you can purchase it for 10$
You can use Desktop Manager, and purchase a tethering plan
You can purchase tether.net which is usually the standard
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t3chCommented:
As fluk3d said you have two options.. you cab try easytether for free.. it wont allow any secure sites ( https)
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sam15Author Commented:
I think the blackberry has tethering plan from Versizon. would not desktop manager work with that?

so easy tether is the best option here.
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sam15Author Commented:
I just got a message when trying to install blackberry desktop software that it requires windows XP Sp2 or later. so that would not work.
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t3chCommented:
Then you are only left with easytether
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sam15Author Commented:
i installed that on the pc, so i need to do anything on blacbeey> iam not familiar with those devices yet.
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sam15Author Commented:
I ran it on PC and it say start tether on the blacberyy in USB mode.

How do i install that on blackberry?
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sam15Author Commented:
I used the browser on the blackberry to download the file for blacberry.

any ideas on how to install or run it. i cant find anything on the main screen of blackberry bold
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t3chCommented:
Did u run th executable on bb?
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sam15Author Commented:
no, can you tell me how.
i cant seem to find anything on this.
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sam15Author Commented:
i only see icons on teh menu and none seems to show me files or run them.

1) messages
2) SMSand MMS
3) contacts
4) calendar
5) browser
6) vz navigator
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sam15Author Commented:
it seems i have to install teh blackberry drivers on my windows 2000 so i can run it from the PC screen. corect?
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t3chCommented:
I am not sure where you are going wrong:

Here is another solution, which is reliable on Windows Platform:

http://tether.com/blackberry/download

by the way if you access internet using VZAccess, its 30$ a month.
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sam15Author Commented:
I did download it. But how do you install it and run the file on the blackberry.
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t3chCommented:
I am trying to find an easy tutorial for you..
 In the mean time, give a shot at TetherBerry. The link I posted above.
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sam15Author Commented:
is it possible to run the blckberry from PC. it is hard to use that screen

i connected it via USB to the laptop but i cant see it.
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sam15Author Commented:
OK i got this working.

I can surf the web using the blackberry tethering interface.

The connection to VPN server works fine.

But then connecting to other servers using VPN tunnel does not seem to work. Is there something i need to do or the Verison netowrk does not support that.
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t3chCommented:
What did you use? Tetherberry or VzAccess?
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fluk3dCommented:
Glad your connection is working using tether.net/com  The VPN tunnel may or may not work depending on if Verizon is blocking GRE/IPSEC/L2TP
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sam15Author Commented:
how do you find out? Are those two software packages or networks

It just tether. I downloaded that from the link you prodivded.
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sam15Author Commented:
Is there a way to find out if Verison is blocking GRE/IPSEC/L2P or do i need to contact them?
Are those usually services they can add to the acccount online.
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fluk3dConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Your best and most accurate answer would be to contact Verizon that way if anything they can escalate the issue to thier networking team and they will accurately tell you yes we block it and if they can permit access or no it should work.
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sam15Author Commented:
kind of strage. for some time it did work. but i am trying to figure out what i did.
it seems it had to do with UPD port.
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t3chCommented:
As fluk3d suggested you, contact Verizon support.
This question is going on for long, I would suggest you to open new question with VPN problem.
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