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Simulation and Performance Evaluation of WiFi and WiMAX Using OPNET

  title={Simulation and Performance Evaluation of WiFi and WiMAX Using OPNET},
  author={Ravinder Paul and Sukhchandan Lally and Ljiljana Trajkovi{\'c}},
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) network is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), based on IEEE 802.16, is a standard with similar principles. The main advantage of WiMAX over WiFi is that it covers larger areas and has higher data rates. WiMAX network operators provide WiMAX subscriber units that enable connection to the metropolitan WiMAX network while WiFi units are used for connecting local devices within homes or businesses. In this paper, we… 

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  • Art
  • 2014
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What is WiMAX? [Online] Available: http://www.wimax. com/wimax-tutorial/what-is-wimax

  • What is WiMAX? [Online] Available: http://www.wimax. com/wimax-tutorial/what-is-wimax

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    Europe to pass US in WiFi use


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