BlackBerry 8707v: Fooling around with the modem

by Volker Weber

Windows recognizes the BlackBerry 8707v as a standard modem when plugged into the USB port:

ATQ0V1E0 - OK
AT+GMM - BlackBerry IPModem
AT+FCLASS=? - +FCLASS: (0-1)
ATI1 - Manufacturer: Research In Motion
Model: BlackBerry IPModem
Revision: M6250D-VMSZ-6.2.9314 1 [Mar 16 2006 13:48:00]
IMEI: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
+GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES

You need to have Desktop Manager running, otherwise the modem is not present. I also hooked up a 7290 and tried to connect to it. This is what it said:

ATQ0V1E0 - OK
AT+GMM - BlackBerry IPmodem
AT+FCLASS=? - OK
AT#CLS=? - OK
AT+GCI? - OK
AT+GCI=? - OK
ATI1 - Research In Motion / BlackBerry IPmodem

Since I am not familiar with the proper setup strings to connect to Vodafone, I have not succeeded using the BlackBerry as a modem. I configured a dialup connection to *99#, but that was obviously not good enough.

When you plug the BlackBerry into the Mac, there is a new network connection called "Blackberry". This looks like an angle of attack to get the modem to work.

Update: Solved for the PC.

Comments

Mit Blackberrys hab ich zwar noch keine Erfahrung, aber schon mal mit anderen Devices Probleme gehabt, eine GPRS-Verbindung aufzubauen, wenn diese im UMTS-Modus liefen...
Eine UMTS-Verbindung müsste m.W. mit *99***1# aufgebaut werden können, so macht's zumindest meine Vodafone-UMTS-Card. (*99# ist für GPRS)

Niko Köbler, 2006-07-20

Here's a start, apn should be web.vodafone.de (from teltarif). But doesn't work for me yet.

Oliver Regelmann, 2006-07-20

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