Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to share my BlackBerry's 3G connection with my laptop. Is that possible?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

It is called tethering.

There are programs available like Tether and PDANet that will let you do that.

share|improve this answer
thanks a lot! i will try them, i am really newbie with the blackberrys. if that works, I will update a little later. – llazzaro Mar 15 '10 at 22:35
tether works, however i had to configure APN – llazzaro Mar 16 '10 at 4:14
I have successfully used Tether for some time now. I didn't have to configured APN. Glad you got it working. – Zooks64 Mar 16 '10 at 15:16

You can tether a BlackBerry to a Windows machine to use as a 3G modem, using just your BlackBerry's built-in software and the BlackBerry desktop software, no third party software needed.

An old but good guide to this is Using your 8707g as a 3G modem with your Windows XP laptop (PDF).

Note that your carrier can disable this tethering feature, if so then 3rd party software is your only option unfortunately.

share|improve this answer

On Mac or on Windows, the BlackBerry Desktop Software will allow you to tether if your provider allows for that.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.