© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.In this study, a coplanar waveguide fed patch antenna is proposed for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) operations. To obtain multiband functionality and tune the frequencies rectangular shaped slots are embedded vertically and horizontally on the radiating part. The effects of the slots on the operating frequencies are analyzed in detail by performing parametric analyzes. The proposed antenna operates in a wide range covering WLAN and WiMAX frequencies between 2.38 and 5.46 GHz. To authenticate the simulation results an example model is manufactured using a 40 × 30 mm2 FR4 dielectric substrate with the permittivity of 4.3. It has been obtained a good compatibility between the computer software results and measurment results. The measurement shows that the antenna can provide dual impedance bandwidths by having resonances at 2.74 GHz and 4.94 GHz. Consequently, the final antenna model is a good candidate to be used at the designed frequencies and one can have a clear idea how to control the resonant frequencies of the antenna for different dimension parameters of the slots.