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Changes between Version 44 and Version 45 of Old/WiMAX/30


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    357357This static address is not preserved when the Teltonika device is removed from the host machine, and it needs to be configured each time that the device is connected to the host.
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    361 
     359== 12.4 Installing the Beceem Driver for Linux-Airspan BS Compatibility ==
     360
     361Commands to be run as the root user have the '#' prompt, commands to be run as a normal user have the '$' prompt.
     362
     363=== 1. Install Linux ===
     364
     365Install Ubuntu version 11.04 or later on a netbook.  A Linux kernel of version of 2.6.38 or greater is required to install the drivers; to determine the current systems kernel version run:
     366
     367{{{
     368$ uname -r
     369}}}
     370
     371This method was complete successfully on Ubuntu 11.10.
     372
     373=== 2. Resources ===
     374
     375A WiMAX dongle with a Beceem chipset is required to use the driver to connect to a WiMAX network. An AWB US211 USB adapter was used when testing the netbook configured using this guide, although any dongle with a Beceem chipset should work.
     376
     377Files in the following tarball are required to install the driver: http://groups.geni.net/syseng/browser/trunk/gpolab/wimax/TGZ/BeceemSource.tar.gz . The tarball is quite large (100s of MB) and may take a few minutes or more to download.
     378
     379It will be assumed that these files were downloaded to the ~/Downloads/ directory for the remainder of the guide. Extract the files:
     380
     381{{{
     382$ cd ~/Downloads
     383$ tar -xvzf BeceemSource.tar.gz
     384}}}
     385
     386The following packages should be installed using apt-get:
     387
     388{{{
     389# apt-get install libglobus-openssl libglobus-openssl-dev libssl-dev  #Required to install libeap library
     390# apt-get install linux-source linux-headers-$(uname -r) openssl unzip patch  #Required to install driver
     391}}}
     392
     393=== 3. Install libeap Library ===
     394
     395Patch and install the wpa_supplicant using the commands:
     396
     397{{{
     398$ cd ~/Downloads/BeceemSource/
     399$ tar -xvf wpa_supplicant-0.7.3.tar.gz
     400$ cd wpa_supplicant-0.7.3.tar.gz
     401$ patch -p1 < ../wpa_supplicant-0.7.3-generate-libeap-peer.patch
     402# make -C src/eap_peer
     403# make -C src/eap_peer install
     404# ldconfig
     405}}}
     406
     407This library is required to install the wimaxd utility, and does not get installed properly by the script provided in the Sprint tarball.
     408
     409=== 4. Prepare linux-source for Install ===
     410
     411A kernel environment is required to properly construct the driver. To create this environment from the source files installed with apt-get, run:
     412
     413{{{
     414$ cd /usr/src
     415$ tar xvfj linux-source-X.X.X.tar.bz2  #Where the kernel version number takes the place of X.X.X
     416$ cd linux-source-X.X.X
     417# make oldconfig
     418# make prepare
     419# make modules_prepare
     420$ ln -s linux-sources-X.X.X linux
     421}}}
     422
     423The final command creates a symlink, which simplifies later installation by allowing all default paths to be used when building the driver.
     424
     425=== 5. Build the Driver ===
     426
     427Unpack the Sprint tarball and run the install script:
     428
     429{{{
     430$ cd ~/Downloads/BeceemSource/
     431$ tar xvfz Sprint4GDeveloperPack-1.6.1.2.2.tar.gz
     432$ cd Sprint4GDeveloperPack-1.6.1.2.2
     433# ./install.sh
     434}}}
     435
     436The installer will prompt for various file paths, if the symlink was created in the last step then the default options should be correct.
     437
     438After the install finishes run the following commands to add the new driver to the startup modules, and verify success:
     439
     440{{{
     441# insmod drxvi314.ko
     442# dmesg -c
     443}}}
     444
     445The dmesg command should output a line that includes "Initialized usbbcm" upon a successful kernel install.
     446
     447=== 6. Reboot, Configure, and Verify ===
     448
     449Reboot the netbook. After startup copy the following files with the commands:
     450
     451{{{
     452# cp /usr/src/USB_350/Source/CSCM/BeceemCSCM/wimaxd.conf /etc
     453# cp /lib/firmware/macxvi350.bin /lib/firmware/macxvi200.bin
     454}}}
     455
     456Edit the new /etc/wimaxd.conf file as desired, the file is heavily commented and should be self explanitory. Make sure that the network's center frequency can be found in the CenterFrequencyMHz parameter of the config file, the GENI network center frequency (2590) is not one of the default frequencies. The firmware file is copied because the utilities expect that both the macxvi350.bin and macxvi200.bin will be present when utilities are run.
     457
     458Plug the dongle into a usb port and run:
     459
     460{{{
     461$ lsusb
     462}}}
     463
     464One of the devices should include "Beceem Communications Inc." if the installation was successful.
     465
     466=== 7. Start the Server and Connect ===
     467
     468Start the wimax daemon:
     469
     470{{{
     471# wimaxd -c /etc/wimaxd.conf
     472}}}
     473
     474The prompt "CSCM Server Started" should appear.
     475
     476Run the connection utility:
     477
     478{{{
     479$ wimaxc -i
     480}}}
     481
     482Start search at the subprompt
     483
     484{{{
     485> search
     486}}}
     487
     488If networks are found then the installation is complete!
     489
     490If an error occurs, such as the device can not be found, the interface must be started. Determine the interface for the dongle by running
     491
     492{{{
     493$ ifconfig
     494}}}
     495
     496Match the hardware/MAC address of one of the eth interfaces with the dongle address. Then run the command on that interface (ethX in the code below):
     497{{{
     498# ifconfig ethX up
     499}}}
     500
     501The wimaxc utility should successfully find the hardware and search.
     502
     503
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     505