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BlackBerry Bold Made Simple: For the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9650 Series by Gary Mazo, Martin Trautschold

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Chapter 28. Connect as a Tethered Modem

Tethering is the process of connecting your BlackBerry to your computer and using the BlackBerry as a modem to access the Internet. This is particularly useful if you are in an airport or a hotel with no Internet connection on your notebook and need more than the capabilities of your BlackBerry.

Connecting Your Laptop to the Internet Using Your BlackBerry

Depending on your wireless carrier (phone company) and the type of software you use, you should be able to use your BlackBerry to connect your laptop (PC or Mac) to the Internet. This is called tethered modem or tethering, or sometimes an IP modem. You need the USB cable for PCs. With Macs you can usually tether with Bluetooth, but if that does not work, ...

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