Joe's Quest

Use BlackBerry as bluetooth modem in Mac OS X in China

After trying over and over again, I finally succeeded to set up BlackBerry bluetooth modem in Mac OS X. In fact, there are already several articles talked about this. I just made it work in China Mobile network.
This article is for those who:

I tested it in MacBook aluminum, OS X 10.5.6, BlackBerry 8100 (ROM version 4.3)
The basic configuration is described clearly here: How do I use my Blackberry Pearl as a bluetooth modem with a Mac?. It should work well when you use T-Mobile or Cingular.
If you are in China and using China Mobile, here are some settings you should change:

  1. Open the file BlackBerry 8100 or BlackBerry 8300 in the /Library/Modem Scripts/ folder with text editor. Find out “ATDT*99***1#” and replace it with “ATDT*99#” then save the file. Or you can simply download the file I made, unzip it and put it into the folder I just mentioned.
  2. In “System Preference => Network” panel, use “cmnet” as the Telephone Number, Account Name, Password.

The step 2 wasted a lot of my time. Because in windows, there’s no need to set a user name and password when dialing. Before filling the two blanks in OS X, I thought failure of connecting was caused by some other reasons.

Discussion (5)

There are 5 responses to “Use BlackBerry as bluetooth modem in Mac OS X in China”.

  1. charlotte responded:

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  2. Haha. Thank you. Happy lunar new year!

  3. karen responded:

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    Xiao qi:
    Happy Chinese New Year!
    Wish you the best in 2009!


  4. bodydetoxtechy responded:

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    i really love the cool features of Blackberry. my hubby and i both have Blakberries and we use it all the time to communicate.

  5. acnemobo responded:

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    i really love the Blackberry because of its functionality. this is a very cool electronic gadget for staying in touch with your friends and family members

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