Internet technology has improved in leaps and bounds from the old days of dial up internet connectivity to blazing fast T1 connections that many business houses have installed currently. Keeping this in mind, it is high time to witness the evolution of the internet connectivity technology that has come about in the arena of home and personal usage. While many still prefer to swear by cable internet and ADSL internet connections with their Wi-Fi setups at home, WiMAX is a new technology that is doing the rounds.
As is claimed in their advertisement, Clear’s WiMAX internet connectivity is the best and the most affordable in the market, check out CLEAR-internet.com for more information. In order to put this claim to test, here is a broken down review of the usage of the WiMAX internet service from Clear:
1. Setting It Up
Setting up of the WiMAX modem from Clear is a walk in the park with only one slight hiccup. Installation is simple with plugging in the device to the laptop and waiting for it to be recognized. Once recognized, you will be required to pop out the CD drive of the laptop and insert the driver CD that came along with the WiMAX modem. On installation of the Clear software and the necessary drivers, you are good to go with using the device.
The fact that Clear chose to go with installing drivers from a CD rather than storing them on the thumb drive it has raised a few eyebrows necessitating you to be careful with the CD. Otherwise the thumb drive and the WiMAX modem are quite sturdy and user friendly in built and have the usual shape which is slightly larger than your hand’s fingers.
2. Expected Bandwidth
You must have heard a lot about how the WiMAX technology is here to annihilate the existing Wi-Fi setup you have at your home using the more common ADSL or cable technologies. Well, technologically speaking, the bandwidth that the WiMAX technology can offer in terms of upload and download speeds is significantly lower than that of the usual broadband people usually enjoy at home.
Yes, the WiMAX modem from Clear performed well when it was pitted against the maximum speeds of the WiMAX technology and with a good signal reception area, the bandwidth was as high as 6 Mbps and 1 Mbps for download and upload respectively.
3. Signal Reception
It is important that your WiMAX modem has a good single reception for you to be able to use it all over the city and this is why this aspect of the review is the most important one.
The WiMAX modem from Clear performed exceptionally well when it was taken to high altitudes and through glass buildings. Yes, there was a dip in the signal quality but that is quite normal and you mustn’t be complaining about the same.
Clear’s WiMAX solution is better than the others that have been tested. Check out the prices and the packages on offer before subscribing to it.