Got an iPad you want to tether with your BlackBerry? Maybe this can help

Got an iPad you want to tether with your BlackBerry? Maybe this can help
By Bla1ze on 24 Jun 2010 08:21 am EDT

Love it or hate it, the iPad has made waves across the world and judging by the amount of people in the CrackBerry forums that have one, it's safe to say we better start acknowledging some of the stuff out there that is BlackBerry / iPad compatible. Which when you really think about it is quite a bit to cover, really. Everything from making use of accessories that work with iPad and BlackBerry right down to sending documents from your BlackBerry to your iPad.

We'll be sure not to go too iPad overboard here on CrackBerry but one interesting thing that popped up in the forums was a method where you can actually tether your BlackBerry to your WiFi-enabled iPad if it's been jail broke. Now, to say this is a perfectly working solution would be a lie. I personally never got it to work for any great amount of time but many others in the forums have done so with great success.

The process requires you to download a cydia app called iBluever and a BlackBerry application called PDANet. After a few setting adjustments you technically should be up and running using your BlackBerry data plan with your WiFi enabled iPad. That said, you should keep in mind that anytime something is interacting with your carrier data, you could incur extra charges. if you decide to set this up, you do so at your own risk. Thanks to aohus for posting this up for us.

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Got an iPad you want to tether with your BlackBerry? Maybe this can help



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user: wapuser1
pass: wap

and this works on the 500mb plan too...
yeah i know, not the 1gb plan and up but the 500mb plan

well I do have an Ipad and its pretty cool, but I have the 3G model .. this is a good idea to help people. I think we should get as much tethering information out as possible. :)

Androids have a program called barnacle that turns your phone into wiring hot spot so any wiring enabled device can connect to your phone for tethered support.

Nexus One, among others have it built into the OS. That's actually what I use when I go out. Works flawlessly.

The ipad is way, way out of my price range, but a used ipod touch may be an option if I can tether it to my BB like I used to tether my palm to my phone.

Is there any chance of getting tehtherberry to work with IPad? I tried it, but couldn't load the app onto the Ipad? Any chance the guys at Tether might offer a patch or separate app for I-Pad?

This sounds great. I have the iPod touch (32gig) & just upgraded to OS 4.0, but don't have a clue how to "jailbreak" it. If anyone can give me step by step instructions on how do it, this would solve my world problems. =D Please PM me or provide a link.
Tx so much.

I realize my situation is potentially unique(no internet at home for 17 weeks now ... stupid Apartment Company / Comcast are taking forever on rewiring), ...

But in the event that you do not have WiFi available, and also have a laptop, (with Windows 7), you can use the BlackBerry Tether program, and Connectify, and tether the iPad that way.

Tether gives your laptop the Internet source, and Connectify turns your laptop into a WiFi hotspot, with whatever internet source you have. (Connectify is free, if you were wondering, and works incredibly easily, and very well.)

I have used it and it works flawlessly. Anyhow, just thought i'd share.

I did this w/ my ipad right after the Spirit Jailbreak was released. I had a lot of problems with not all apps recognizing that the ipad was connected to the internet. Safari worked fine, though. I dont know if this was a limitation of using the demo version of ibluever or just the way the apps were written to use wifi only.

I'm using a Sprint-branded Cradlepoint PHS300S. It only supports 4 devices (as opposed to the unbranded PHS300's 16) but it's a tiny box, not much bigger than my Storm2, can run on its own battery, ac adapter (included) or dc/auto (sold separately)

Buy a Cradlepoint router instead. I've been tethering with my BlackBerry since before the 3G iPad was even released. Best $100 I ever spent. It also allows you to share the connection with other devices.

Which Blackberry do you have? Who is your provider? I have a Tour and Verizon. I bought the Cradlepoint, added tethering to my phone and tried to set it up. The Cradlepoint would not recognize the Tour. I was told by Verizon that the Tour is not enabled use the 3G Hotspot to tether. Any suggestions?

I have not been able to find a workable Ibluever download for tethering. Does anyone have an address of a good link? Once I download onto my computer, how do I get it to my laptop? Thanks for any help you can give.

On page B1 of Wednesday's (Sept. 22, 2010) Wall Street Journal, there was an article on RIM Readies Answer to iPad. Apparently they plan to have a tablet computer released 4th quarter. Not too many details were available. Said it will feature a seven-inch touch screen and one or two cameras. It will have Bluetooth and broadband connections but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry Smartphone.