WiMAX vs WiFi

Posted on Friday, December 30 2005 @ 14:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.




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