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Changes between Version 63 and Version 64 of Old/WiMAX/30


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May 13, 2014, 5:49:29 PM (7 years ago)
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    378378== 12.4 Installing the Beceem Driver for Linux-Airspan BS Compatibility ==
    379379
    380 An AWB US211 USB adapter was used when testing the node configured using this guide, although any dongle with a Beceem chipset should work.
    381 
    382 The following steps were completed successfully using Ubuntu 12.04 on ''node7-10.grid.orbit-lab.org'' and ''node7-11.grid.orbit-lab.org''. Both the nodes have a AWB US211 USB adapter.
    383 
    384 === 1. Install Linux ===
     380An AWB US211 USB WiMAX adapter was used for this guide, although any dongle with a Beceem chipset should work.
     381
     382The following steps were completed successfully using Ubuntu 12.04 on ''node7-10.grid.orbit-lab.org'' and ''node7-11.grid.orbit-lab.org''. Both the nodes have a AWB US211 USB WiMAX adapter.
     383
     384=== 12.4.1. Install Linux ===
    385385
    386386Install Ubuntu version 12.04 on the node. 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:
     
    407407}}}
    408408
    409 === 2. Resources ===
     409=== 12.4.2. Resources ===
    410410
    411411A WiMAX dongle with a Beceem chipset is required to use the driver to connect to a WiMAX network.
     
    425425
    426426{{{
     427# apt-get update
    427428# apt-get install libssl-dev linux-headers-$(uname -r) make patch unzip
    428429}}}
     
    445446Note: <the linux-source-directory> should be suffixed with the kernel version.
    446447
    447 === 3. Install libeap Library ===
     448=== 12.4.3. Install libeap Library ===
    448449
    449450Patch and install the wpa_supplicant using the commands:
     
    460461This library is required to install the wimaxd utility, and does not get installed properly by the script provided in the Sprint tarball.
    461462
    462 === 4. Build the Driver and Load the Driver Module ===
     463=== 12.4.4. Build the Driver and Load the Driver Module ===
    463464
    464465Unpack the Sprint tarball and run the script. This will build and install the driver:
     
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    505506
    506 === 5. Verify USB Dongle is Present in System and Configure Center Frequency ===
     507=== 12.4.5. Verify USB Dongle is Present in System and Configure Center Frequency ===
    507508In a another terminal window, tail the syslog file. This will show the system messages for the wimax commands down below. This is for informational purpose.
    508509{{{
     
    533534Edit the new /etc/wimaxd.conf file as desired, the file is heavily commented and should be self explanatory. 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.
    534535
    535 === 6. Start the Server and Connect ===
     536=== 12.4.6. Start the Server and Connect ===
    536537
    537538Start the wimax daemon:
     
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    564565
    565 === 7. Configure the interface ===
     566=== 12.4.7. Configure and Test the Interface ===
    566567Once connected the wimax dongle should come up as an ''eth'' interface. Match the dongle's MAC address to ''eth'' interface. In this example, the MAC address of the wimax dongle used is b8:61:6f:0d:a0:6d.
    567568To see a list of interfaces: