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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] WIMAX support
 Date:  Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:50:43 -0400
> Something that has always puzzled me about this sort of question is
> why one *needs* drivers for something that is somewhat specialized.
> Why doesn't an Ethernet to WiMAX/Laser/whatever bridge suffice?

Because you wouldn't carry something the size of a typical DSL/cable
modem around with you with your laptop to access the WiMax network. 
For fixed-point access, it makes more sense and maybe we'll see
something to that extent if WiMax ever comes to market.  A bridge to
Ethernet would be nice, but the configuration and technicalities may
make that infeasible.  Jim would know more there.

To those talking about AP's, WiMax != wifi.  Huge difference.