On 04/09/12 18:55, PseudoCylon wrote:
>> Message: 13
>> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:59:43 +0400
>> From: Lev Serebryakov <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Re: Intel 6250 and WiMax
>> To: Bernhard Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Cc: email@example.com
>> Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>> Hello, Bernhard.
>> You wrote 9 EURO 2012 ., 12:52:01:
>>>> Here are driver for Samsung WiMax USB dongle, and it works as-is,
>>>> without any WiMax stack, as simple ethernet NIC. But, maybe, non-usb
>>>> devices are other story, I don't know.
>>> Guess it depends on the device driver, it might contain its own
>> It looks like Samsung USB stick contains stack in firmware, because
>> driver is VERY simple and has size of several KILOBYTES of C code,
>> really, only couple of USB commands like "set SSID", "get signal
>> strength", "send frame" and "poll for received frame", and it's all.
> It wasn't particularly WiMax, but when I worked on HSPA+ device,
> usie(4) it worked like that, set up usb xfers and throw ethernet
> packets at the device, that was it. Probably, one simple generic stack
> would work for most of them if needed.
> The problem I had was there is no mechanism to pass device info (i.e
> link state up/down, signal strength, IP addresses) to other part of
> the system. I thought about adding it, but I haven't because there
> isn't lots of demand.
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For what it's worth i2400m was so poor at loading its own firmware that
I had to remove it from my gentoo kernel config because it was adding
mysterious 40 second delays to boot...probably PEBKAC but not inspiring.
I did have it working under 2.6.39, I had a wmx0 device which returned
nothing on a scan (no WiMAX transmitters here in northern, northern
california I guess).
What is interesting about WiMAX:
The phy should be able to receive/transmit on a ton of frequencies
outside of wifi (I think down to 900mhz)
The hardware (transmitter/base stations) are supposedly going for
cheaper as LTE takes predominance...I could see uses here for an AWESOME
personal LAN :)
Since hardware is available, setting up a WISP could be fun, not sure on