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I found that the new Ubuntu comes with the Network Manager 0.9, but without the enabled wimax support. Please, give some advices how to re-compile it with --enable-wimax features. Thank you.

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I found the solution, quite simple:

sudo apt-get source network-manager=0.9
sudo apt-get build-dep network-manager=0.9

Afterwards, we have to extract the archive network-manager_0.9.1.90.orig.tar.bz2 or another one depending on the version.

Compile with parameters:

$ ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --enable-wimax --with-distro=debian --enable-ppp --enable-polkit --with-udev-dir=/etc/udev --with-dbus-sys-dir=/etc/dbus-1 --with-pppd-plugin-dir=/usr/lib/NetworkManager --with-resolvconf --libexecdir=/usr/lib/NetworkManager --with-systemdsystemunitdir=/etc/systemd --with-dhcpcd=yes
$ sudo make
$ sudo make install

Of course, you need to have the wimax service and stack installed, pls, see the linuxwimax.org.

That's it. Should work, at least for my Intel Centrino 6250 it works greatly.

PS My recommendation to Canonical is to include the option --enable-wimax as default.

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+1 - well done - however, canonical cannot enable this by default due to wimax restricted licensing which is not compatible with GPL –  fossfreedom Nov 6 '11 at 13:26
    
ehmmm, it's a pity, but I can add that there's no wimax stack deb package as well (!!!) even in restricted drivers. –  Oleksa Nov 11 '11 at 0:05
    
I decided to downgrade to 11.04 due to a lot of bugs and issues. While trying to compile nm0.9 with wimax I receive the error: –  Oleksa Dec 7 '11 at 22:01

To get the driver for Wimax installed, just type the following in the terminal:

To open Terminal: Ctrl+Alt+T

Type in the following commands:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install madwimax
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It works only for Samsung, but not for Intel cards. –  Oleksa Apr 5 '12 at 8:11

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