WiMAX Vs WiFi: A Comparative Study by Using Opnet Simulator
The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. While the Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is based on IEEE 802.16.the main advantage of WiMAX over Wi-Fi is that it covers larger areas and has higher data rates. WiMAX network operators provide WiMAX subscriber units that enable connection to the metropolitan WiMAX network while Wi-Fi units are used for connecting local devices within homes or businesses. WiMAX and Wi-Fi are considered as the promising broadband access solutions for wireless, respectively. In this paper, the authors use to compare Wi-Fi and WiMAX in a small area network and compare their architecture and performance in terms of mobility.