How can I tether Mac OS X and Blackberry Curve for internet access?

Tricia McCarthy September 25, 2010
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How can I really tether my Mac OS X version 10.5.8 to my Blackberry Curve, 8310, with unlimited data? I have been searching for a realistic, uncomplicated, way to tether the devices, paying internet twice is nuts. Thank you in advance.

  1. Kreenokreeno
    February 27, 2011 at 3:11 am

    When i get to the 1st place to enter the username and password my computer doesn't allow me to enter anything in the boxes at all. Any idea why this would be

    • Tina
      February 27, 2011 at 4:45 am


      are you sure you're asking this question in the right spot? Is this about a Blackberry at all?

      You should probably submit a new question! Click the green 'Ask a Question' button in the top right of the MakeUseOf Answers page.

      Please specify which operating system you have and what you mean with '1st place to enter username and password'.

  2. Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

    So how is going with you the connection, is it done?

  3. Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 6:34 am

    well try on your mobile or from another computer to download blackBerry modem scripts

    or well its a shareware.....
    Tether is an application that allows you to access the Internet on your computer anywhere there is cellular coverage, through your BlackBerry® smartphone. No more searching and paying for costly WiFi hotspots!

  4. triciamc
    September 28, 2010 at 12:26 am
  5. Anonymous
    September 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, let us know if did worked with you.

  6. Anonymous
    September 26, 2010 at 9:55 am


    Open “Manage Connections.”
    Click the checkbox next to “Bluetooth” to turn Bluetooth on.
    Scroll down to “Set up Bluetooth.”
    A pop-up will come up to name your device; name it.
    An “Add Device” pop up will come up; click “Cancel.”
    Click the BlackBerry menu; select “Options.”
    Set Discoverable to “Yes.”
    Save changes.

    Download & Install BlackBerry modem scripts for OS X.
    Go to System Preferences ? Bluetooth.
    Check “Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar.”
    Click on the menu bar item and select “Set up Bluetooth Device.”

    A pop-up will appear; click “Continue.”
    Select “Mobile phone” as the type of device.
    When the computer finds your phone, select it and click “Continue.”
    You’ll be given a passkey. Enter the passkey into your BlackBerry.
    After successfully pairing your computer with your BlackBerry, you will get a pop-up that asks, “Accept connection request from (your computer)?” Click the checkbox “Don’t ask again” and select “Yes.”
    Your computer will now ask, “Access the Internet with your phone’s data connection?” Click the check box, and select “Continue.”

    Enter the following information into the appropriate boxes. (This is for AT&T. Do a Google search for other vendors.):
    Password: CINGULAR1
    Phone Number: wap.cingular
    Save and close.
    Now open up network preferences: Applications ? System preferences ? Network
    Click the Plus Button.
    Interface: Bluetooth
    Service Name: Whatever you want, I named it “Tethered BB”

    Enter in all the information again:
    Password: CINGULAR1
    Phone Number: wap.cingular

    Click “Advanced:”
    Vendor: Research In Motion
    Model: BlackBerry 8800
    Dial mode: Ignore dial tone when dialing

    Save Settings.

    Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both you phone and your computer!

    Click the Dialer icon in your menu bar.
    Select Connect Tethered BB (or whatever you named your connection in step 14 of setting up your computer) from the drop-down menu.
    After a few seconds you should be connected!

    • triciamc
      September 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

      Wow, thanks, ill try it today.

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