Do we need special equipment to connect to WiMax networks?
Do we need special equipment to connect to WiMax networks?- Yes. A separate device that connects to a WiMax network is required. These devices acts as a communication interface between your home devices (notebook, smart phones, and VOIP handsets) and WiMax antenna or tower. This is what we call a gateway device.
- At one end this device will communicate with a base station or tower with WiMax network and at other end it provides a wireless access point based service (generally an internet access) to internal devices.
- Intel had introduced some chips with inbuilt WiMax antennas; in smart phones HTC had released their WiMax enabled devices. With such devices you won’t need additional device to connect to WiMax network.
What is base station?
What is base station? - The central radio transmitter/receiver installed by service provider to broadcasts WiMax signals...