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Wimax Testing Delay
Certified hardware pushed to '06
by Karl Bode 01:18PM Friday Aug 19 2005
Intel's wireless broadband technology Wimax, dubbed by the company the "most important thing since the Internet itself", has hit a slight roadblock. Testing of the technology now isn't expected to begin until October, according to Light Reading, which could push availability of official product into 2006.

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RiftReaper

join:2002-02-21
Vancouver, WA

hmmm

ill take the lack of comments as no one really cares
fiberguy
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Re: hmmm

said by RiftReaper:

ill take the lack of comments as no one really cares
Yea.. nothing to bitch about here.
IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC

Hmmmm

Surprise;)
cooperaaaron

join:2004-04-10
Joliet, IL

Move along....

nothing to see here ....:D

packetscan
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join:2004-10-19
Bridgeport, CT

No one cares

I'm starting to doubt this will ever come to light.

anonME

@prserv.net

Re: No one cares

Yeah, like Bell South providing me DSL.

anonme

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Like Bell South delivering my neighborhood DSL.
stevech1

join:2005-01-08

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Prognosis and patience

don't be so cynical - 802.11 took what, 5 years to become stable? Recall that it first started out as frequency hopping (Proxim RangLAN was perhaps the first). Then DSSS caught on with Orinoco then later Aironet, and 11b. Then some time went by for WiFi to be formed and effective, then for China, Inc. to make it cheap.

WiMax, IMHO, will become the soltuion for the need for vendor-independent point to point links.

I can't see WiMAX defeating migration from 11g to 11n in the consumer world. If Intel thinks they can get WiMax in everyone's home theater setup, rather than 11n, I think they're mistaken. Just inertia will make 11n succeed, and some extent of backwards compatibility with 11b/g/i.

This is my opinion. I never make mistakes; I thought I made one once but I was wrong.

superdog
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Lebanon, PA

Re: Prognosis and patience

WiMax is "HypeMax". Don't expect it to be the broadband cure all, because it wont be.
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