How to Build a WiMax Network

by eHow Computers Editor

WiMax stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMax is designed for broadband wireless access. It is a fixed broadband and features a base station connected to public networks including the Internet. Although WiMax has been available internationally for several years, it is relatively new to the United States.

Plan your RF sight carefully, as there may be certain issues of interference that you'll have to plan for and clear ahead of time.

Decide which kind of network you want to build, fixed or mobile. Consider your market targets and other business needs before making this decision.

Choose which WiMax system fits your business. Currently, there are two choices: the 802.16-2004 WiMax with 3.5GHz and 5.8GHz bands, or the 802.16e WiMax with 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz bands.

Purchase your WiMax system from a reliable company like Intel. Visit their website for the latest information on the benefits of the WiMax system, products and services.

Be sure your installer sets up overlay networks with dual mode base stations and devices. This will help you to limit you down time.

Consider getting certified in WiMax installation. Training programs offer courses for the design, maintenance and configuration of WiMax networks.

Use an optimization checklist to make sure the system is functioning at optimum levels.

Tip

  • check The installation and maintenance of a WiMax network should be done by a professional.