Today I will show you a handy little tip on how to use your Blackberry internet connection through your computer. This comes in very handy when you don’t have an internet connection on your desktop PC or laptop but you do have 3G on your phone. Any data you use will come out of your existing phone data plan so you shouldn’t incur any excess charges (unless you go over your data allowance).
For the purpose of this tutorial I will be using a Blackberry Bold 9780, Linberry Blackberry Desktop Manager for Linux and Linux Mint 12 but the steps work on all Linux Distributions. For Windows users you will need to use Blackberry Desktop Software to accomplish the same task.
First thing to do is connect your phone to your computer via its usb cable. Then we need to download Linberry and install it.
Now we need to click on the ‘Use your Blackberry as a modem to surf the internet” icon (bottom left).
On the next page read the information and then click proceed.
We will now be told that your Blackberry phone needs to be restarted (shown below) so click on Restart my Blackberry
On the follwoing page (shown below) follow the instructions on how to reconnect your Blackberry to the system when it has restarted.
On the next page click Connect.
Your phone will now authenticate with your data carrier and in a minute or so you will be able to access the internet on your computer.
WORD OF WARNING Your mobile data plan is designed for use on your phone. If you start accessing the internet through your computer you will use up your data allowance a lot quicker than you usually would.
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