A Prototypical Realization of a Wireless Access Network Combining WiMax and WLAN

Conference: VDE-Kongress 2006 - Innovations for Europe - Fachtagungsberichte der ITG/BMBF - GMM - ETG - GMA - DGBMT
10/23/2006 - 10/25/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: VDE-Kongress 2006

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Köster, Gerta; Peter, Hans-Jürgen (Siemens AG, Munich, Germany)

WiMax broadband MAN based on the IEEE 802.16d standard supports a new generation of fixed wireless access services with a promise to cover long distances. Inexpensive access points using the IEEE 802.11g WLAN standard are widely used to provide high performance wireless local area networks. We investigate a prototype for a WiMax- WLAN converter to explore the potential and the limitations of wireless DSL access not only from a technical point of view but also from the customer's perspective. Extensive measurements are conducted indoors as well as outdoors with a focus on the WiMax link. As a conclusion, the prototype offers a technically viable, simple and cheap wireless access network.