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How to install, configure and setup BSNL WiMax

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Read this article to learn how to setup and configure BSNL WiMax. This article will guide you through the steps on installing, setting up and configuring WiMax at your home.

When I got the WiMax setup box, I was told by BSNL that I have to do self installation and it is quite easy to install it. BSNL will do all the required configuration on the WiMax CPE device and I just need to fix it somewhere on the wall outside the home or roof and connect it to the power using an internet cable. They were right. The installation was easy and straightforward.

The WiMax box included the following:

1. Wi-Max device (Outdoor CPE - Customer Premise Equipment)

2. A power cord, which has 2 slots for network - one goes to Wi-Max CPE and other one goes to computer or a router.

3. A network cable. You will need to buy an extra one since you require 2 cables.

WiMax installation

Step 1: Fix the CPE device outdoors: My home is very near the BSNL office and so the device works even from inside home. It is recommended to use it in a higher position, outside the room to get strong signal from the BSNL base station for better reception. For the best results, fix the device on the highest possible position outdoors like the roof, facing the device towards the direction of BSNL basestation.

Step 2: Connect the power cord to a power outlet. Even though you can connect it anywhere, it is a good idea to use it near your computer or wireless router so that you can turn on or off along with the wireless router.

Step 3: The CPE has only a single connection point. You will need to connect the network cable at the bottom of the WiMax CPE. The other end of the cable will be connected to the provided powercord unit, which I believe will provide some power to the CPE too.

Step 4: You need to connect another network cable to the other socket in the power cord. This network cable goes to your computer. If you want to use internet in multiple devices, you may connect this cable to a regular router or a wireless router.

In my case, it took only a few minutes to do the connection and setup. However, the light on the modem was red, indicating there is no internet. I was lost for some time since there was nothing I can configure on it to fix the problem. Next thing I did was to replace the wireless router and connect the internet cable directly to my laptop so that I can do some sort of troubleshooting. I waited few minutes looking at various options and then suddenly the firewall warning came up prompting me to choose a network type - Home, Office or Public. I chose the Home Network and internet was activated on my computer.

Then I put the connection back to the router and waited for sometime. About 2 minutes later, the light on the router turned green, indicating internet connection.

Troubleshooting: If you are having difficulty in getting internet access, wait patiently. Sometimes, it may take up to 5 minutes for the device to resolve all network connections and give you access to internet.

Read my review and experience with BSNL WiMax.

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Responses to "How to install, configure and setup BSNL WiMax"
Guest Author: Online Shopping Stor   29 Jul 2013
Please let me know what is the price for installing BSNL WiMax HOWI750? What are the onetime charges? Is there any hidden charges?

Guest Author: anonymous   15 Sep 2013
couldnt get the setting for computer.. its showing no internet access and modem reported some error... please help

Guest Author: Prabh Singh   25 Oct 2013
Hey Bro..What speed do you get get on it. I'm getting approx 50-90kbps..
& It also take approx 90sec.. to re-connect after switching it off.
any idea to reconnect fast.
I'm not using any router just surfing it direct as you mentioned.

Guest Author: Shankul   30 Oct 2013
how to dial.. to connect to internet using wimax..

Guest Author: Deeptarup   23 Nov 2013
please suggest a good wireless router of your choice available in India

Guest Author: sandhuchandu   12 Feb 2014
How to access the setup of WiMax box? I want to check the configuration.

Author: Tony John  12 Feb 2014   Member Level: Diamond   Points : 0
Read this article to find how to access the admin screen of WiMax.

Guest Author: sivaraaj   04 Mar 2014
How to setup port forwarding in Bsnl Wimax modem? Help me

Guest Author: Nishad   08 Aug 2014
Can I use wimax as a wifi hotspot?

Author: Manju Tony  09 Aug 2014   Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

WiMax will just give you access to internet, just like DSL or cable internet. You will need add another Wireless Router to use WiFi within your home.

Guest Author: Yogesh Verma   28 Aug 2014
Sir can You please provide step by step details for setting it for first time use
actually I am unable to connect to internet I had called many times to bsnl office but they don't help me and main office is long from my home so please provide configuration values for pointMax 2500
Thanks in Advance..

Guest Author: javed khan   06 Jan 2015
If you are using Pointmax BSNL Wimax CPE . Enter ( or ask BSNL person for last two parameters 192.168.x.x) in the address bar. Press enter . A window will open, put:
Username – Operator ( look O is capital in the username)
Password- operator
Open Wimax from left sidebar, open frequency settings and put 2637500,2642500,2647500,2652500 in frequencies table and hit save.

Now reboot the device and login again, default status window will open, observe this window
Device status should be connected if signal is proper .
Now rotate very slowly, the pipe of outdoor CPE to align with the BSNL Wimax tower to receive maximum signal possible. In icomm CPE status window, press auto at the bottom so that to refresh the window automatically while rotating the BSNL Wimax outdoor CPE.

WiMax works on following frequencies. Save your routers current configuration then use these one by one to find best connection..

Guest Author: tusar   13 Mar 2015
I want to configure my DVR in BSNL Wimax connection for online view. Please guide to set up the port forwarding.


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