Wimax is long range Wireless Network. It is basically a home wifi signal but on a much larger scale. Wimax is faster than wifi, you are no longer limited to how far your wifi signal can go, instead you can take it with you as long as you are in the coverage area.
Wimax is currently being offered in the USA by Clear.com. It is only available in select cities but you can check for coverage to see if your city/town is covered. Benefits of wimax is you are no longer attached to a plug in the wall, you can roam about any part of town without having to search for an ethernet plug or a wifi hotspot. As long as you are in the coverage area you will reap the benefits of wimax.
Big disadvantage is that it is not available in all areas, you will need to check coverage before you go about using the wimax service. Also wimax has a big competitor in LTE, which is another form of wireless network. LTE claims to be faster than wimax, however since no real production environments of LTE exists it is hard to compare against Clear's wimax service.
Verizon and other wireless carriers are on board with Wimax and plan to start deploying LTE networks in cities. Clear is testing out LTE service in Phoenix Arizona on a trial basis and LTE truly does take off, then Clear will most likely switch from wimax to LTE.
by NotPC 5 years ago
What do you like/dislike about them? I'm in the market for a new service provider.
by sinnerboy 8 years ago
Do I need a wireless adapter for a desktop if I'm setting up a wireless network and can still...use my ethernet cable directly to wireless router? I only really want to use wireless for my new laptop.
by Kristy Callan 7 years ago
Is there a way to find out the internet plan of the wireless network you are connected to?i'm on holiday, and I'm sick... the place I am staying has free wifi and I'd like to go youtube browsing for a while but am worried if the apartments have a small amount of internet usage that I might use it...
by Liz Elias 31 hours ago
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by kyliezma 6 years ago
In what ways are WiFi and WiMax alikeCompare and contrast WiFi and WiMax
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Because I'm going to scream if I don't find a decent one PDQ I'd like to know if anyone can recommend a service provider? Reliable, effective, doesn't constantly need reconnecting or trouble shooting. And one that has a connection speed faster that I can walk with a broken leg whilst wearing a...
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