Comparison of WiMAX and Wi-Fi: A Review
WiMAX and Wi-Fi have emerged as promising broadband access solutions for the latest generation of wireless MANs and LANs respectively. Both the networks can support connection oriented transmissions and quality of services. This paper represents the comparison between WiMAX (802.16) and Wi-Fi (802.11) on the basis of various parameters such as official release, network architecture, technologies employed, benefits of WiMAX and Wi-Fi, communication range, operating frequency and data security risks. This paper helps to determine the expected upcoming changes in the wireless technologies.