Prework for GREE-SC 2013

Attendee Checklist

Before you arrive at the summer camp make sure that:

  1. You get an account at the GENI Experimenter Portal(instructions)
    • If you are a student do not request to become a project lead, your advisor will create a project for you
  2. You get an account at the ORBIT Wimax Lab (instructions)
  3. Identify a laptop that you can bring with you to the summer camp with:
    • at least 4GB of memory
    • a modern processor, at least dual core and >1.5 GHz, (no Intel Atom, no netbooks, no tablets)
    • a wi-fi and an ethernet interface
  4. Download and install VirtualBox on the above machine. If your computer runs Ubuntu 10.04 which comes with VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE, please download the latest version of VirtualBox.
  5. Get familiarized with GENI, by browsing this page

Adviser Checklist

If you are sending a student to the summer camp, please make sure to do take the following steps as soon as possible. Your student will not be able to attend the hands-on tutorial until you finish these steps:

  1. Create an GENI Experimenter Portal account (instructions)
  2. Create a GENI Experimenter Portal project (instructions)
  3. Register your organisation with the GENI WiMAX testbed (instructions)


GENI Portal Account Instructions

The GENI Experimenter Portal is federated with InCommon. You may be a member of an institution which is a member of InCommon. If so, you may just be able to log in to the GENI Experimenter Portal using your regular home institution username and password. (Note that GENI never sees your username and password, only some information about who you are.)

Please try logging into the GENI Experimenter Portal:

  1. Go to and click the big orange "Use GENI" button
  2. On the institution chooser page, select your home institution. The text entry field will autocomplete institutions if you type in a few characters. Or you can choose the "pick from list" option and find your institution on the drop down box.
    IF your institution does not appear here, STOP and fill out this form:
  3. Click "Continue". You should be redirected to your home institution's login page.
  4. Type in your usual home institution Username and Password. Again, note that this is not sent to GENI.
  5. You should be redirected to a GENI agreement page.
    IF this does not happen, STOP and fill out this form:
  6. Check both boxes and submit the page to indicate that you agree to all policies and agree to let the portal work on your behalf.

Congratulations, you're done! You should now be at the portal home page and you are ready for the summer camp.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact and we'll help you out.

Create GENI Portal Project

Only faculty members and senior technical staff should follow these instructions, if you are a student go back to the checklist and continue with the next item.

After you have successfully logged in to the portal, you should create a project following these steps:

  1. In the portal home page you will see a button that says "Request to be a project Lead"
    Please mention "GREE-SC 2013" in your information
  2. Once your request is approved, please login and create a new project (there is a button in the home page). The project name should be descriptive of your research but also short so try to keep it below 30 characters.

ORBIT Account Instructions

This account will give you access to the Wimax/ORBIT testbed located at Rutgers University. Please request for an account following these steps:

  1. Load this form in your browser:
  2. Make sure that your institution shows up in the drop-down menu of the "Organization" field.
    • If it is not listed please wait for your adviser to register your organization. If you are a professor please go ahead and register your organisation.
  3. Fill out the form and include ""GREE Summer camp 2013" in the "comments" section of the form

ORBIT Register Organization Instructions

If your University is not currently registered with ORBIT please go ahead and fill out this form:
To check if your University is registered visit this form and check under the organisation drop-down menu.

You will receive account request emails from students in your organization, and in particular of your student attending the summercamp, please make sure to approve them in a timely manner.

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