When I plugged my Samsung Captivate into my OS X machine I was surprised to see a network connection dialog pop up on my laptop and what looked like a tethering app pop up on the device. Given that AT&T tries to kill off tethering in every way possible with the iPhone, I figured it wouldn’t be on with my Captivate either. Or at least not easy to get working. No problem though. I just needed to figure out which set of settings to put in the network connection dialogs in OS X.
In the main network settings screen under System Preferences:
- leave telephone number blank
- use ‘WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM’ for Account Name
- use ‘CINGULAR1′ for Password
Then click the advanced button and setup:
- Vendor generic
- Model GPRS (GSM/3G)
- APN is ‘wap.cingular’
- CID set to 1
After that starting up a network session with my Captivate attached over USB yielded a pretty quick network connection! Now if only they could fix these GPS issues….