Tethering 3G wireless internet from Blackberry Bold to a Macbook Pro via Bluetooth! (on Rogers Wireless)

Steps:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on both devices.
  2. On the Blackberry: Set Up Bluetooth–>Select Listen for a device to find me. It should say “Waiting for a connection…”
  3. On the Macbook Pro: Run the “Set up Bluetooth Device…” wizard under the Bluetooth icon. On the “Select the services…” dialog, make sure you select “Access the internet with your phone’s data connection” before proceeding to the next step. You need to have an administration account of your Macbook Pro to do this.
  4. In the Bluetooth Mobile Phone Setup window:
    Phone Vendor: Generic
    Phone Model: Bluetooth LAN Access
  5. And if you use Rogers Wireless (Canada):
    User: wapuser1
    Password: wap
    Phone Number: internet.com
  6. If you are not on Rogers, you will have to find the settings specific to your carrier.

Everyday Use:

  1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in the Blackberry connections. Now under the Bluetooth Menu: Click on your “Blackberry 9000” to initiate the connection to your phone over Bluetooth. (Pair the two devices)
  2. Then a modem icon (looks like a phone) should be near the Bluetooth one on the top menu bar of your Macbook Pro (see image below). Click on “Connect Bluetooth” and it should set the phone in modem mode and connect to the network. The phone then will show “Modem Mode Enabled.


You now can enjoy Internet on the go.
Solution originally posted by Eugene Dong on Nov 22, 2008 at http://eugenedong.com/2008/11/22/tethering-your-blackberry-bold-to-your-mac-via-bluetooth/
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