Disconnect from a WiMAX1 Network
To disconnect from a WiMAX network, on the main window, click Disconnect.
Another way to disconnect from a network is to simply click WiMAX off (WiMAX Off, on the main window). If you attempt to disconnect from a network when auto connect mode is turned on, the following message is displayed:
Auto connect mode is currently turned on. To disconnect from the network, either: (a) turn off WiMAX or (b) turn on manual connect mode and then click 'Disconnect'
To turn on or off auto connect mode, see Connection Preferences.
The WiMAX connection utility is set by default for manual connection. This means that to connect to a WiMAX network, you must select the home network from the Networks available to connect list on the main window, and either click Connect or connect to the WiMAX network via the taskbar icon. Otherwise you will not be connected.
You can configure the utility to perform automatic connection. This means that whenever you turn WiMAX on, the WiMAX connection utility will search for available networks and automatically connect to the first network that it finds. To configure the utility connection preferences for automatic or manual connection, perform these steps:
- On the WiMAX connection utility main window, click Options.
- Click Preferences.
- Click Connection. At the Connection tab, you can choose one of the following settings:
- Turn on manual connect mode (default). This is the default setting. The utility will not automatically connect to any WiMAX network, you must connect to the desired network.
- Turn on auto connect mode. The utility will automatically connect to the first home network that it finds. The utility will never automatically connect to an unactivated network. This means that you must first activate a network before you can turn on auto connect mode.
- Click Save.
The Taskbar icons provide visual indication of the current state of WiMAX. The taskbar status icon is located on the lower right corner of your Windows* desktop.
Available networks: WiMAX networks are available for connection. This icon is only displayed if you are not connected to a WiMAX network and networks are available. Double click the icon to open the WiMAX connection utility.
Connecting: When the adapter is connecting to a network, this icon changes (animates) to show a varying number of white arcs.
Searching. When the adapter is searching, the round magnifying glass moves around the icon. Click on the icon to learn more information.
Signal Quality. Shows the signal quality for the current WiMAX connection.
Wireless radio is turned off. You are not connected. The utility also cannot search for available networks. Click on the icon to learn more information.
No WiMAX networks are available. A search has been performed and no networks are available in the area. Click on the icon to learn more information.
Problem: A problem exists. WiMAX cannot be used until the problem has been corrected. Click on the icon to learn more information.1 WiMAX connectivity requires a WiMAX-enabled device and subscription to a WiMAX broadband service. WiMAX connectivity may require you to purchase additional software or hardware at extra cost. Availability of WiMAX is limited; check with your carrier for details on availability and network limitations. Broadband performance and results may vary due to environmental factors and other variables. See WiMAX Technology for more information.
| Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows Vista Starter, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit version*, 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*
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