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Thread: Wi-Max : A viable alternative to Wi-Fi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toups
    BTW, in the long run all of the mobile carriers will be going to CDMA or WCDMA as it has a much higher bandwidth potential and is much more efficient.
    As long as motorola makes a flipphone with BT ill be happy with whatever network its on.
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    I just wish that sprint PCS has some nice phones with BT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toups
    I just wish that sprint PCS has some nice phones with BT
    me too. its the only thing keeping me from switching to them.
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    WiFi and WiMax seem like apples and oranges to me. While they are both wireless technologies, they don't have too much in common after that.

    Neither one could completely replace the other. Or even mostly replace the other.

    Would you want to have to go thru your ISP to wirelessly transfer a file from your desktop to your laptop?

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    WiMax really sounds like fixed wireless to me. you know, point to point broadband with directional antennas. good for home users who want broadband but cant get cable/DSL because they are too far from the central office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    WiMax really sounds like fixed wireless to me. you know, point to point broadband with directional antennas. good for home users who want broadband but cant get cable/DSL because they are too far from the central office.
    I've had a wireless broadband connection like the one you mention here, now that I think of it. (point to point broadband) I'm pretty sure it was provided by Sprint in the Tucson, Arizona area. They discontinued service because nobody would join in. DSL and Cable beat them out.

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    It was called Sprint Broadband direct and was based on licensed frequencies.

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    WiMax = 802.16d

    We have an apartment complex here in starkville that has some 802.16a equipment, which they then transfer to some 802.11b AP's throughout the complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toups
    It was called Sprint Broadband direct and was based on licensed frequencies.

    But it was similar, except I think the wi-max idea is non-directional. Hence the roaming part.

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