Script for Using the BlackBerry Pearl as a Bluetooth Modem on a Mac
The awesome script and step-by-step instructions below from Fibble.org will allow you to use your BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl) as a Bluetooth modem with your Mac, running OS X. It also happens to allow it to be accessed as a Mass Storage Device, and charged over USB. (If you want to sync your BlackBerry with y our Mac, click here to download PocketMac.) To set up your Mac to access the internet through your BlackBerry:
- Download the script here. Please Right-Click and Choose ‘Save As’.
- Copy the script into [Hard Drive]/Library/Modem Scripts.
- Pair your Pearl with your Mac, then open Bluetooth Preferences, Select your Pearl from the list of devices and press ‘Configure…’. (If you haven’t, choose ‘Set up Bluetooth Device’ - the following dialogs will be shown after you’ve paired your phone with your Mac.)
- Make sure ‘Access the Internet with your phone’s data connection’ is checked. Also, make sure ‘Use a direct, higher speed connection’ is selected. Click Continue.
- In the Modem Script pulldown on the following screen, Select ‘BlackBerry 8100’. Use the following settings for the other fields, then click Continue:
- Username, Password: leave blank
- GPRS CID: *99***1#
- Open the Internet Connect application. Select the Bluetooth icon at the top. Under Phone Number, put your APN (for T-Mobile and the BlackBerry Unlimited plan, I use wap.voicestream.com, for Cingular it’s “wap.cingular”). Type a username and password (I use guest/guest, for Cingular you’ll use “[email protected]” as the username and “CINGULAR1” as the password) in the appropriate fields.