WiMax ECE 317 Abstract By: Erum Ahsan, Ashley Arnold, Bradley Fink Today, Internet patrons flock to locations like Starbucks or Barnes and Noble for Internet access. These places provide a hot-spot for wireless Internet connection. Now, imagine an entire city as a hot-spot. This is a possibility with WiMax technology. WiMax technology is the newest wave of 4G (4 th Generation) wireless broadband capabilities that provides fixed and mobile internet accessibility. WiMax is short for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMax operates similar to Wi-Fi but at higher speeds, over greater distances and for a greater number of users. Wi-Fi works by having a computer's wireless adapter translate data into a radio signal and transmit it using an antenna. Then, a wireless router would receive the signal and decode it and send the information to the internet using an Ethernet cable. The process also works in reverse to send information from the internet to a computer’s wireless adapter. The WiMax system consists of two parts: the WiMax tower and the WiMax
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