Wi-fi<br />Wi-fi is the abbreviation that stands for wireless fidelity.<br />Wi-Fi connects you to your favorite content and communications over your mobile phone, computers and other devices - all without cumbersome cables.<br />A Wi-Fi network can connect a family's computers, media and display devices together to share hardware and media resources such as printers, audio files and Internet access.<br />
Wi-fi<br />Wi-Fi networks uses radio technologies called 802.11 to provide:<br /> secure.<br />Reliable.<br /> fast wireless connectivity.<br />
Hows it works<br /><ul><li>A wireless network uses radio waves, just like cell phones, televisions and radios do.
A computer's wireless adapter translates data into a radio signal and transmits it using an antenna.
A wireless router receives the signal and decodes it. The router sends the information to the Internet using a physical, wired Ethernet connection.</li></li></ul><li>Wi-Max<br />Wi-MAX , meaning Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access.<br />It is a telecommunications technology that provides wireless transmission of data using a variety of transmission modes, from point-to-multipoint links to portable and fully mobile internet access.<br />The technology provides up to 10 Mbps  broadband speed without the need for cables.<br />The technology is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard (also called Broadband Wireless Access).<br />
MAIN POINTS:<br />Wi-Fi and WiMAX were developed for different markets and different applications.<br />The technologies can complement each other with WiMAX to the building and Wi-Fi in the building. WiMAX can also be used to replace or supplement copper or cable. Developing countries stand to benefit from WiMAX'slower infrastructure cost.<br />