Wireless Products
Intel® WiMAX Adapters
Configure WiMAX Settings in the Advanced Window

Advanced window

The Advanced window presents the following three tabs:


This tab lets you reset the WiMAX1 adapter. You should only do this if the WiMAX adapter seems not to be working. All adapter activities will be stopped, your current WiMAX connection will be closed, and any search will be halted. Resetting takes from 5 to 10 seconds. This operation is similar to disabling and then enabling the adapter using the Device Manager in Windows Vista*. After resetting is complete, the WiMAX adapter should be ready to connect.

Resetting the adapter

If you are connected to WiMAX and you click Reset WiMAX adapter, the following message is displayed:

You are currently connected to WiMAX. Resetting the WiMAX adapter will disconnect you from WiMAX. Do you want to continue?

Click Yes or No.


Each activated network has a profile that lets the adapter connect with that network. The profile contains WiMAX connection settings that are maintained by the WiMAX network service provider. This tab lets you remove a profile.

Removing a Profile
If you remove a profile, the network will no longer show as your home network and you will no longer be able to connect to that network without going through the activation process again. You should only remove a profile if you have unsubscribed from the network associated with that profile.
Note Removing a profile will not terminate your subscription agreement with that WiMAX network service provider. To change or cancel your subscription agreement, you need to contact that WiMAX network service provider.

To remove a profile, first disconnect from the named network. Then select it here and click Remove profile.

The Troubleshooting tab should not be used unless you are directed to do so by your WiMAX network service provider. Changing your WiMAX connection settings may prevent you from being able to connect to WiMAX.
Restoring settings

The WiMAX connection settings are periodically updated by your WiMAX network service provider. Three sets of WiMAX connection settings are maintained: current settings, previous settings, and factory default settings. This tab lets you:

  • Restore previous settings: This is will cause the adapter to revert to the previous set of connection settings.
  • Restore factory default settings: This is will cause the adapter to revert to the factory default connection settings and may force you to reactive your home network.

Both of these actions invoke the following message:

This operation cannot be undone. This operation may cause you to lose your ability to connect to WiMAX. Do you want to continue?

Click Yes or No.

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.

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® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products

Solution ID: CS-029570
Last Modified: 24-Aug-2015
Date Created: 05-Aug-2008
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