International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
One of the technologies that can lay the foundation for the next generation (Fourth Generation [4G]) of mobile broadband networks is popularly known as WiMAX. WiMAX stands for worldwide interoperability for microwave access belongs to IEEE 802.16 standard family. WiMAX has many salient advantages over such as: high data rates, quality of service, scalability, security, and mobility. With the growing popularity of WiMAX security risk have increased in many folds. In this paper, the authors study the WiMAX security architecture, physical Layer Threats, MAC Layer Threats, authentication, authorization and rough base station in WiMAX.