Remember when we talked about TetherBerry a few months ago? It’s a neat program that allows you to tether your existing BlackBerry data plan on your computer. This allows you to have internet access pretty much anywhere you go. Before TetherBerry was unfortunately only available for PC (Windows) users, but now they just launched their beta for Mac OS X users. The beta is free to test out until they get a full release up and going. TetherBerry is available for the “low” price of $49.95.
Instructions for the beta from TetherBerry:
- Leopard Mac Version: www.tetherberry.com/d/TetherBerry.dmg
- Run the setup file and install our software. Make sure to set your TetherBerry adapter to run in DHCP mode
- Download our BlackBerry software by opening the following URL with your BlackBerry device, from the browser at http://tetherberry.com/d/tetherberry.jad
- The first time the TetherBerry application is run on your phone you will be asked what type of connection to use. Please try Default first as this works for most of our users. If you are having problems connecting you can change the setting through the menu to be Direct as this is the next best option for most people. As a final resort, try the BES/MDS option.
- You should be asked to plug in your BlackBerry to your PC, if you haven’t already done so. If you have a password set on your BlackBerry the software on the PC will ask you for that password. You only have 10 attempts!
- You should now be able to surf the web. Please turn off any bandwidth consuming applications like BitTorrent to ensure high speeds.
- If you are seeing an error for “Tunnel Failed”, this means you need to set the correct APN and make sure all permissions have been granted to TetherBerry on your BlackBerry device.