Tethering a Blackberry to a Mac is somewhat challenging. The guide is hard to find, and the application is damn expensive. It’s been a while since I have been using a Blackberry (9700), I must say it is not the most user friendly phone, not like Iphone or Nokia (Symbian). I need to go true many websites to study about the phone.

In this post, I would like to show you on how to tether a Blackberry to a Mac via Bluetooth. Which I guess many is still looking a way to tether it. No need to install scripts, and this guide is based on my own experience.  So, this is the steps

** Install the BlackBerry Desktop Manager!! Important steps that I forgot to put** – Updated on 5th Nov 2010

1.    Pairing the Blackberry to Mac.

  • Turn on the Bluetooth both on the Mac and the Bluetooth
  • Click on the Bluetooth Logo on the taskbar and choose ‘Set Up Bluetooth Device’

Setup Bluetooth device

Discover Bluetooth

  • Follow the steps on the menu, and make sure you check on the BlackBerry for the security number, (by right the number will be the same as appeared on the Mac).

  • Click Continue up until the last menu where ‘Quit’ button appear.

Last Menu - Quit

2.     Tether the Blackberry to Mac

  • Open network Preference, add new service (+ symbol) and choose ‘Bluetooth DUN’, click ok.

Add Bluetooth DUN Service

  • Create a new configuration by choose ‘Add Configuration’ on the menu, I named it as Celcom.

Add Configuration

Add Configuration 'Celcom'

  • Click on Advanced
  • For Vendor, choose ‘Research in Motion
  • For Model, choose ‘Blackberry IP Modem (CDMA)’
  • For the APN, key in celcom3g
  • CID to 1 – Click OK.

Advanced Configuration

  • It’ll go back to the main menu.
  • For this portion, key in *99# for the Telephone Number. Account Name :celcom3g , and Password : celcom3g.

  • Click apply and connect.

And VOILA!  You are connected to the Internet.

Connected!! YEAY!!