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Greetings, all...If I understand correctly you are describing a device similar to the MyFi for 3G wireless (only this unit is WiMAX rather than 3G) - As we don't have WiMAX over here as yet, the best we have is Next-G (3.5G efferctively) still using cell phone technology but at "up to" 7.2Mb/s download link speed (more normally about 1.5Mb/s - which isn't bad on-the-road in any case). For this I use a Netcomm T1 mobile Wifi-N/3G-NextG router - that connects to the internet either via the Cell phone network or cabled via your ADSL/Cable modem. I can connect to this from either eCS or Windows XP at 54Mb/s (802.11G) but the XP machine (the only one with WiFi-N, cannot connect at N speeds). The Windows XP system is a Lenovo Thinkpad X200s. I wonder if you disable N speeds in your AP whether the systems will all connect at G speeds? As your WiMAX speed wont exceed 54Mb/s I guess, you're not losing anything by turning the router back to 802.11G.
I'm having a bit of fun with a new device, and I also have a shameless plug to put forth...
Many of you are familiar with Hautspot, LLC, our Wi-Fi hotspot management company. On July 16, Hautspot, LLC (http://www.hautspot.com) signed an agreement with Clearwire to become the first Platinum Distributor for their CLEAR WiMAX broadband service (http://www.clear.com) in the Washington, DC metro area. CLEAR is marketed as 4G, which is a bit too "cell phone-like" for my taste, but if you're familiar with the new HTC EVO 4G phone on Sprint, the 4G data connection on the back end is arranged through CLEAR (Sprint is a majority stockholder in Clearwire).
How does this tie into my subject?
One of CLEAR's devices is something called the CLEAR Spot. Essentially, it's a WiMAX broadband router with a Wi-Fi AP in it. So, up to 8 devices may connect over the air to it via 802.11b or g, and its broadband connection is WiMAX, over the CLEAR network. The CLEAR Spot 4G+ has the ability to switch to the 3G cellular network where 4G coverage is not available.
For some reason, I can't get my T43 with an Intel 2915abg card to associate with the CLEAR Spot. In fact, on a T61 with a 4965agn card, I can't even see the blasted AP (I am able to see it in a list of APs on the T43, however). I'm not sure whether it's an OS/2-thing or a hardware issue, as I broke my XP installation on the ThinkPad some time ago, and haven't had the need to fix it (until now).
So, the point is, I see the AP, and even with all encryption in the device turned off, I cannot associate with it. Has anyone else seen this type of behavior with any other AP, or with a CLEAR Spot 4G+? My Pal Pre Plus connects without complaint, and my brother's Blackberry Bold 9700 does the same. I'll test his T43, next, as our machines are identical, and both running eCS 1.2R.
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