Blackberry Desktop Manager 5.01 does not show IP Modem option

Date Added November 27, 2009 | Print | Show/Hide images

To enable the IP Modem option

  1. Make sure the Blackberry Desktop Manager and the Blackberry have been connected already
  2. Close the Blackberry Desktop Manager
  3. Windows Vista / 7 -  On the computer go to C:\Program Data\Research In Motion\Blackberry\
    Windows XP - On the computer go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Research In Motion\Blackberry
    Note If you do not see Program Data (Vista/7) or Application Data (XP) then you must Show Hidden Files and Folders first. See directions below.
  4. Open the ip_modem_configuration.xml file using wordpad
  5. Click Edit Find... and type in your carrier (ie: T-Mobile, AT&T)
  6. Note For instances such as AT&T, it must be & instead of &. Also, you may need to find the original carrier of the Blackberry and enable that carrier.
  7. Change enabled="false" to enabled="true"

  8. Save the file
  9. Open the Blackberry Desktop Manager and plug in the Blackberry
  10. The IP Modem option should now appear


To Show Hidden Files and Folder

  1. Go to Start Control Panel
  2. Windows XP - Click Switch to classic view on the left panel
    Windows Vista - Click Classic View on the left panel
    Windows 7 - Click All Control Panel Items icon
  3. Open the Folder Options icon
  4. Click the View tab
  5. Find Show Hidden Files and Folders in the list box and place the dot next to it
  6. Click Apply then Ok

Also, if you are currently in a folder, click Organize Folder Options (Vista) or Tools Folder Options (XP) to get to the Folder Options.

Category: Troubleshooting > Phone as Modem
Last updated on November 27, 2009 with 28623 views

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