The TechZone pits WiMax against WiFi.
QOS (Quality of Service) is an major issue with WiMax because of the number of people accessing a tower at once. Some would think that a tower could be easily overloaded with a lot of people accessing it at once. Built into the WiMax standard is an algorithm that when the tower/base station is nearing capacity then it automatically will transfer the user to another WiMax tower or cell. Unlike a Wifi clients who have to kind of fight to stay associated with a given access point; WiMax will only have to perform this hand shake at the MAC level the first time they access the network. Read on over at The Tech Zone.
WiMAX vs WiFi
Posted on Friday, December 30 2005 @ 14:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck