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Establish Environment

Get an account

Temporary tutorial credentials will be available during the Experimenter Drop-in Help Session at GEC15. Because there is some time delay between account creation and account approval, you won't be able to create an account and immediately start using it at that session.

However, if you would like to create an account for your later use, you can register at either of the open-access GENI WIMAX testbeds:

Reserve resources

Reservations will have been created ahead of time for the temporary tutorial credentials used in the Experimenter Drop-in Help Session at GEC15. But for future reference, you may visit the following links (using the account you have set up on a GENI WiMAX testbed) to reserve WiMAX resources:

See more information about the resources at each site.

Experiment Design


A GENI WiMAX testbed includes a number of components (pictured below):

  • A console that runs a set of services that help you manage and execute your experiment
  • A WiMAX base station
  • A set of nodes, which may include laptop computers, Android phones, or special PCs colloquially referred to as "yellow boxes."

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You can read more about the specific resources available on each testbed at the following links:

NB: The WINLAB facility includes multiple testbeds. WiMAX nodes are available on the following testbeds:

  • grid (make a reservation for grid and wimax)
  • outdoor (make a reservation for outdoor and wimax)
  • sb6 (make a reservation for sb6 and wimax)
  • sb7 (make a reservation for sb7 and wimax)
  • sb8 (make a reservation for sb8 and wimax)
  • sb4 (make a reservation for sb4 - you do not need to also reserve wimax, because sb4 has its own base station that is reserved automatically).

The NYU-Poly facility only has a single testbed. When you make a reservation at NYU-Poly, you have reserved the entire testbed, including all nodes and the WiMAX base station.



A number of commonly used applications and utilities (e.g. iperf, VLC) have been instrumented with OML to enable their use in OMF experiments. More information about these applications is available at:

There are also several libraries available to help you instrument your own applications for use with OML:

Experiment Deployment and Execution

Experiment Analysis

Resources and Support

Use these links to get more information about:

Use these addresses to get support for: