WiMAX

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The WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) system provides users mobile broadband Internet using the 2G and 3G networks. This article explains the setup of WiMAX USB dongles.

Supported hardware

This workflow is tested on the following hardware:

Manufacturer Model USB IDs Works?
Alcatel One Touch X220L 1bbb:f000
1bbb:0017
Yes
Intel Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 8086:423d Yes
Note
Please update this if you have tested it on other hardware.

Installation

Prerequisites

Set PPP first.

Kernel

You need to activate the following kernel options:

KERNEL
Networking support --->
    [*] WiMAX Wireless Broadband support
Device drivers --->
    [*] Network device support
        WiMMAX broadband devices --->
            <*> Intel Wireless WiMAX Connection 2400 over USB
        USB Network adapters --->
            <*> Option USB High Speed Mobile Devices

USB_ModeSwitch

Most USB WiMAX dongles have a double mode. See the USB_ModeSwitch article for more information and instructions.

Configuration