Tethering is the use of a mobile device with Internet access such as 3G or 4G cellular service to serve as an Internet gateway or access point for other devices. Other devices may connect to the gateway via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or by Universal Serial Bus (USB) cabling.
Tethering uses mobile applications or software depending on the mobile’s operating system.
For blackberry, we can tether via a usb cable to our computer.
Disclaimer: Please do not use Internet Tethering if you do not have a separate data plan. Failure to do so may result you with a bill shock. Please check that your telco supports Tethering in your data plan as well before proceeding.
About Mobile Internet
Depending on your wireless service provider, you can use your BlackBerry® device as a modem by connecting it to your computer with a USB cable. Using your device as modem allows you to connect to the Internet on your computer when you might not otherwise have access to the Internet.
You can use only one device as a modem with your computer at a time. If your device is associated with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, contact your administrator to make sure that the appropriate IT policy is turned on to use this feature.
Mobile Internet Settings
Before you can use your BlackBerry® device as a modem, you must set up your Mobile Internet settings. You select or create a profile that contains the information that your wireless service provider needs to allow the Internet connection. Some profiles have been provided but you can also create a new profile.
- Connect your device to your computer.
- In the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, click Tools > Mobile Internet settings.
- Do one of the following:
- If your wireless service provider appears in the Profile drop-down list, click their profile. In the Profiles Settings section, type any required information that is not included in the profile. For more information, contact your wireless service provider.
- If your wireless service provider does not appear in the Profile drop-down list, click Add custom profile. Type a name for the profile. Contact your wireless service provider to determine the information that is required in the Profiles Settings section. Required information can vary for each wireless service provider.
- Click OK.
Connect to the Internet using your device as a modem
Before you begin: To perform this task, you must first set up your Mobile Internet settings to create a connection profile. Depending on your wireless service plan, extra fees might apply.
- Connect your BlackBerry® device to your computer.
- In the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, click Tools > Start Mobile Internet.
- Click Connect.
After you finish: To end the connection, click your Internet connection status. If the BlackBerry Desktop Software is already closed, you can also end the connection by clicking the Dial-Up icon in the notification area of the Windows® taskbar.
Admin’s note: This post was partly contributed by mikezuper.