WiFi versus WiMax.

Wireless networks have long been hailed as easily deployed, low-cost solutions for providing broadband services to an increasingly mobile population.The popular version of wireless networking, known as WiFi, revolutionized the ways that both small home-offices and larger facilities work, making it trivial to extend bandwidth into areas where it was impractical or too expensive to run Ethernet cable.Soon, however, over-the-air sniffers, such as kismet and airsnort, allowed attackers to capture and decode data transmitted via WiFi.In addition, WiFi has caused many technical headaches.This is the reason WiMax and similar standards were born.At the 65,000-foot level, WiMax looks remarkably like a traditional IEEE 802.11x implementation. Subscriber nodes use network access cards to wirelessly connect to a base station, which is typically connected to some accessible network or the Internet.

At the 65,000-foot level, WiMax looks remarkably like a traditional IEEE 802.11x implementation. Subscriber nodes use network access cards to wirelessly connect to a base station, which is typically connected to some accessible network or the Internet.

I believe that it was a good time to change WiFi to a much safier WiMax, especially now when the cyberattacks come to be one of the biggest headache to security guys. We can just sit and watch how it will reshape in near future.

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