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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 1 decade ago

what is the speed of wi - max and its minimum needed hardware in my system.......?

wi- max

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Wi-MAX has a stated maximum uplink of 70Mbps and also a downlink of 70Mbps. In practical terms, real throughputs would be much less, probably around 10Mbps.

    Where are you that you have an actual Wi-Max connection available? In the US, we rely on EVDO, HSDPA, UMTS, EGPRS and GPRS for long range data connections. Wi-Max is out there in the future, somewhat. It's not even clear, at this point, that Wi-Max will ever be a significant standard.

    As for hardware requirements, as adapters become available, there's no expectation that Wi-Max should have requirements above or beyond a current air-card or wi-fi adapter. Laptops can be expected to be outfitted with PCMCIA card adapters and desktops will have NICs available to them in various bus types. Since most of us won't really be in the market for Wi-Max for at least 3 to 5 years, it hasn't come up as an issue for most of us, though network adapters don't tend to be too demanding.

    About the only US demand that I know of for Wi-Max about now would be if you're a ISP or bulk data carrier looking for a short range site link or backhaul carrier.

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