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What is Wimax

What is popularly known as WiMax, is actually a long range wireless networking standard. Through WiMax, users can receive high speed internet in even the most remote areas, where no other form of connectivity is available. It is an excellent alternative to satellite internet. It is based on the IEEE 802.16 WAN standard; it signals are as far reaching as quite a number of miles. At 75mbps it is much faster than Wi-Fi and it operates between 2-66 Ghz.

A WiMax station is responsible for deploying signaling in an area. To receive these signals one has to install an antenna, newer, better ones are in development that will be indoors or built in and will eventually eliminate the need for outdoor antennas. Simply a subscription is required to receive the service. All equipment used for WiMax, is certified by the WiMax forum. It is not as yet an alternative to Wi-Fi due to its high costs.


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