Tonight I was helping out a friend with her T-Mobile Blackberry, trying to get it to tether to her laptop so she could use it for Internet.
Weird thing is, it worked 2 days ago. All of a sudden, stopped working. I tried everything, followed the forums and advice, turned off settings, removed all software, re-added modem, etc etc. Still got Error 718 (it’s a dial up networking error, and since I haven’t been on a modem in like, 10 years, I was cringing). The one thing that most places say is to add DNS entries instead of having DHCP set up for the dial up networking TCP/IP
Anyways, here is the stupid fix.
REBOOT THE PHONE!
Argh! What a waste of like 2 hours “F’n the D” with settings.
Or, on the other hand, just don’t get a Blackberry to begin with 🙂
6 replies on “Blackberry Tethering: Error 718”
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Your solution does not work for me. I can reboot my device repeatedly until my alt+cap+del fingers hurt and I still get error 718. I’ve even tried removing and replacing the battery and it makes no difference.
your milage my vary
did you try the other steps (dns, etc?)
Wow, fast reply 🙂
Actually – no I haven’t added any static DNS. Would that be the Vodafone UK DNS servers?
try 184.108.40.206 thru 220.127.116.11
Thanks for posting this. Duh!! This worked for me, after a couple days of wondering what the heck happened and messing w/all sorts of stuff.