Tethering: Blackberry Bold 9900

Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the Blackberry Bold 9900.

 

 

 

 

Connection icons for tethering

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

 

N/ATethering via USB is turned on

 

 

Drivers for computers

 

Drivers are automatically installed when you install BlackBerry Desktop Software.

 

 

Tethering via USB

 

To connect the device internet to a computer via USB cable, follow these steps:

 

Desktop Manager 6.0 / 6.1

 

Set up your Mobile Internet settings


Before you can use your BlackBerry smartphone as a modem, you must set up your Mobile Internet settings.

 

  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  2. In the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Tools > Mobile Internet settings.
  3. Select T-Mobile US from the Profile drop-down list.
  4. Click OK.

 

Connect to the Internet


  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  2. In the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Tools > Start Mobile Internet.
  3. Click Connect.

Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection. To end the connection, click your Internet connection status.

 

Desktop Manager for Mac

 

To use the BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered USB modem, complete the following steps:

 

  1. Install BlackBerry Desktop Software on the Mac computer.
  2. Using a USB cable, connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the Mac computer.
  3. On the menu bar of the Mac computer, click the Apple icon, and then go to System Preferences.
  4. Click Network. A dialog box stating New Interface Detected appears.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Click Advanced to complete the modem configuration.
  8. Verify the following information:
    • Vendor: Research In Motion
    • Model: BlackBerry IP Modem (GSM)
    • APN: epc.tmobile.com
  9. Click OK to save the configuration changes.
  10. Click Apply.
  11. Ensure that BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac is closed.
  12. Click Connect.

 

 

Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection. To end the connection, click Disconnect.