Performance Improvement of IEEE 802.16 / Wimax Using Elliptic Curve Cryptography
The IEEE Standard 802.16 (WiMAX) promises to provide wireless broadband access to homes, businesses and core telecommunication networks worldwide. However, security is a key concern to the success of IEEE Standard 802.16. Wireless networking is not as secure as other networking technologies. But IEEE 802.16 provides much higher security as compared to other wireless technologies, such as IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi). IEEE 802.16 provides several security mechanisms, which provides more security by protecting the network against unauthorized access.