Investigate the IEEE 806.16 (WiMax) wireless networking standard
a. How do transmission speed and distances compare to the IEEE 802.11 standards?
b. What method/s is/are used to detect and correct transmission errors?
c. Will 806.16 networks eventually replace 802.11 networks? Why or why not?
- WiMax is a long-range wireless networking standard that aims to replace wired network access, like DSL. It can cover many miles of up to 30 miles and can provide fast data range that can reach up to 70Mbps. The current Wi-Fi standard 802.11n has a much shorter range of 820ft but has a theoretical data rate of up to 150 Mbps.
- WiMax uses Forward Error Correction (FEC) to ...
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