WiMax have lots of features to its name. Lots of limitations were found as the use of Wifi technology grew around the world, to overcome these limitations and to invent better and more efficient wireless technology was realized which turned out to be WiMax. WiMax have lots of features which helped in increase usability of WiMAX around the world. It is still not been used to its full potential that’s why there may be more features which may not be known as yet, more and more exploration is required to get WiMax technology to its full use, however we know some of its significant features which are important enough to mention.
- Long Rang
Connectivity from long range is much highlighted feature of WiMax. Theoretically it is believed that WiMax technology provides range up 30 mils (50 Km). However in practical experience it is observed that it provides range up to 10 km which is still huge break through in long range connectivity. Users can connect to WiMax base station using SUI from their homes.
Another significant feature of WiMax technology is the connectivity on move. This technology amaze the world hence increasing the use of WiMax in some parts of the world dramatically. Especially to the urban places where cables and other network equipments are not feasible to install. Using its long range feature it provides connectivity on such area where other means of high speed Internet are not available.
The other major mobility feature of WiMax technology is that connecting devices (Laptops, PDA etc) can move in certain area and still be connected to the network.
WiMax radio signals are broadcasted to its subscribers from base stations. Base stations are area where all necessary hardware is installed to provide WiMax with in its range. Since one Base station covers limited range so connecting multiple base stations to each other increase that much range for connectivity. Connecting multiple base stations to each other is not big task and can be perform in few hours.
Accessing WiMax base station is not a difficult task, its long range capability provides connectivity at home from base stations within the range. To get high speed internet it’s only required to be because subscriber to WiMax service providers. They will provide you appropriate hardware to become of the subscriber. Installing the hardware is very easy; it is just plug and play. Hardware mostly connects through USB ports or Ethernet and connection can be made by clicking just a button.
There may be several other features which will surely come up as the growth of WiMax technology increases.