Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


motorwayne

841 posts

Ultimate Geek


#21712 4-May-2008 20:24
Send private message

G'day,

I just got a MacBook and am trying to get my Blackberry 8310 to dial into the vodafone for internet access while I'm out of Auckland.
I put in the *99# but can't seem to get it to hook up. I have set all the bits and pieces up on the Mac so that it tries to pair, but fails.

Is there any special script I need for Vodafone here?

Cheers

Motorwayne

Create new topic
johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #128476 4-May-2008 21:18
Send private message

*99# should be fine!

 
 
 

GoodSync. Easily back up and sync your files with GoodSync. Simple and secure file backup and synchronisation software will ensure that your files are never lost (affiliate link).
motorwayne

841 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #128565 5-May-2008 12:16
Send private message

Yeah, I would have thought so too.

tonyhughes
Hawkes Bay
8476 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #128580 5-May-2008 13:07
Send private message

Clear all your settings off and try again - new pairing, enter all the required settings in.

I had trouble with my Macbook using 3G over Bluetooth, but I think I was overcomplicating it somewhere. I will check my settings tonight and let you know.

In the end, it just seemed so simple!









motorwayne

841 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #128581 5-May-2008 13:21
Send private message

Cheers cobber!

Another thing I think is funny is the iphone doesn't tether as a modem! Aye?
Hope it does with the next release.

I am gagging for a 3G iphone with exchange ability, oh boy.

wazzageek
1090 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #128600 5-May-2008 16:54
Send private message

I used to use the mobile phone scripts from http://www.taniwha.org.uk/ on my MacBook (v10.4 at the time) and my Windows mobile 5 device (ASuS 1210 / Vodafone 1210).  Whilst it used to work, it also used to have many, many issues just to get connected (and then occasionally to stay connected)

Of course, given windows mobile 6, it's now possible to utilise the Internet Connection Sharing within the OS via Bluetooth on the MacBook to make this an actually painless experience. And for Exchange ability, WM / Activesync seeems to be the best.

Hope that provides some insight.  (I've got a MacBook, Vodafone 1210 w/ WM6, HTC TyTN II w/ WM6) - they all work quite nicely together.

motorwayne

841 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #128606 5-May-2008 17:13
Send private message

Cheers wazzageek, I've pulled them down for the BB and will give it a go over the next couple of days and report back.

Cheers

MattD
657 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #130567 13-May-2008 13:54
Send private message

Did you have an APN set (www.vodafone.net.nz) I use this when connecting via Express card, however for older Bluetooth connection on a JasJam used to use the taniwha.org.uk script with the number *99***1#  and worked most of time (odd connection issue more related to Bluetooth)

Create new topic





News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







GoodSync is the easiest file sync and backup for Windows and Mac