Intel® WiMAX Adapters
Configure Automatic or Manual WiMAX Connections

Automatic and manual connection

Prior to version 1.4.0, the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Connection Utility is set by default for manual connection. This means that to connect to a WiMAX1 home network, you must select it in the Networks available to connect list and click Connect (or double-click on the network). Otherwise, you will not be connected.

You can configure the utility to automatically connect to the first available home network. This means whenever you turn on the laptop, the utility connects to that network if your WiMAX radio is turned on and you are within range.

To enable auto connect mode, complete the following steps:

  1. On the WiMAX connection utility main window, click Options.
  2. Click Preferences.

    WiMax Connection Utility Preferences

  3. Click the Connection tab. On the Connection tab, choose Turn on auto connect mode. The utility automatically connects to the first home network that it finds. The utility will never automatically connect to an inactivated network. This means that you must first activate a network before you can turn on auto connect mode.
  4. Click Save.

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows Vista Starter, 32-bit*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit*, Windows Vista Business, 32-bit*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 32-bit*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 32-bit*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 64-bit*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit*, Windows Vista Business, 64-bit*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 64-bit*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit*, Windows XP Starter Edition*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products

Solution ID: CS-029559
Last Modified: 23-Oct-2014
Date Created: 04-Aug-2008