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:
- Have a BlackBerry 8100/8300
- Have a Mac OS X
- Use the China Mobile network (CMCC) in China
- Have turn the data service on.
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:
- 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.
- 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.