New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Tethering MACBOOK to 8525. HELP

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Sep 02, 2007
Posts: 1
joneswa@comcast is on a distinguished road

joneswa@comcast is offline
I tried several different approaches to tether my 8525 to my MACBOOK, with no success.

I have specific scripts from the web installed into the modem scripts folder. No luck with any of them. I believe the scripts aren't the problem but the COM ports are the culprit.

I recieve an error message that says," Failed to open RFCOMM serial channel. Check if authentication needs to be enabled in your device"

This is after pairing the 8525 to the MACBOOK and completing the blue tooth setting in the Network folder in the System Preference folder.

The pairing is successful because I can "send files" to the 8525 via blue tooth icon.

I read somewhere that the MACBOOK should allow me to set and choose COM ports but I haven't found the option.

My question is where do I find the COM port option in the MACBOOK because I believe that is where my problem is.

MACBOOK C2D, OS 10.4.10.
8525 ROM: 2.15.502.3
QUOTE Thanks

walkerj's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 13, 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Posts: 1,186
walkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nice
Mac Specs: 13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive

walkerj is offline
I'll assume that an 8525 is a cellphone with bluetooth capability of some kind. If so, what I would suggest downloading Bitpim, which at the very least will give you somewhat of a clue as to which 'serial port' is the correct device to refer to for the bluetooth. When I paired my cell with my and used Bitpim to talk to the phone, while setting it up the "Com Port" which bitpim referred to use for comm with it was /dev/cu.Myphonename-BTDIAG-1, so this is info you could possibly use to get your Mac communicating with your device.

If you're not talking about a cell phone, then I apologize.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« MacBook downloads incredibly slow | trasfering files between two macs with a wireless router »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Should I get Macbook or Macbook Pro? markw10 Switcher Hangout 20 10-12-2007 03:43 PM
Question about Memory Card Reader on Macbook markw10 Apple Notebooks 3 05-03-2007 04:40 PM
Macbook Decision apple7 Switcher Hangout 3 01-03-2007 12:16 AM
Macbook or MacBook Pro? markw10 Apple Notebooks 1 08-31-2006 02:37 AM
MacBook and EVE Online RabitSquirell OS X - Apps and Games 2 06-19-2006 02:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?