[B.A.T.M.A.N.] WiMAX

Outback Dingo outbackdingo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 20:26:13 UTC 2009


yupp got me kinda curious also, though you can definatley do stable long
distance with wifi and the right antennas, what advantage really does wimax
provide, if any. Overall id be very surprised if it was even really adopted.
there are very few wimax capable laptops even now let alone desktops.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 3:05 AM, Simon Wunderlich <
simon.wunderlich at s2003.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:

> Hello Tim,
>
> unfortunately i have no experience with WiMAX, but as far as i know:
>
>  * WiMAX is not license-free like WiFi (means you need to BUY a license,
>   at least in germany)
>  * where is the technical advantage of WiMAX over WiFi?
>   Sure, the advertisements say "50 km or 108 MBit/s", but they don't say
>   "both at the same time".
>   You can reach this with WiFi as well (with the right antennas and setup).
>
> So my question is: Where do you see the advantages in WiMAX over WiFi?
>
> I don't know if there is some mesh technology available (as in
> implemented) for WiMAX (as far as i know 802.16d?) or if there are
> adhoc-like modes available to let routing protocols like BATMAN work.
>
> If you know more about WiMAX meshing i'd be very interested to hear. :)
>
> best regards
>        Simon
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:34:36AM -0600, Tim LePes wrote:
> > Has anyone been playing with BATMAN on WiMAX hardware?  I have a project
> > that I had to back burner for a while and I am getting ready to start
> > active work again.  I am looking to see if I can find a mini PCI WiMAX
> > card that I can use in a Mesh AP, where WiMAX will be used for the
> > backbone and both WiFi and 10/100 Ethernet for clients to connect to the
> > AP.  The idea is for drop-and-go network coverage in disaster areas or
> > other places where you want to get connectivity up in a hurry.  I have a
> > dev board and am finally able to get some parts to help me work on it
> > again.  Power supply, PCI to MiniPCI adapter, PoE hardware, enclosure..
> > and of course a WiMAX card.  I am also shopping for a WiFi card too, so
> > recommendations there would be welcome.  Though to be fair I haven't
> > been googling on that much yet, the WiMAX backhaul is my main concern at
> > the moment.  Doing the WiFi AP part should be relatively easy as it is a
> > mature technology w/r/t parts and drivers availability.  Any advice?  So
> > far it seems that Intel has the greatest presence in my googling for
> > WiMAX on Linux.
> >
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> >
> > Tim LePes
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