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WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a set of radio-based networking standards primarily presented as an alternative to cable or DSL for last-mile Internet access. The term refers to the IEEE 802.16d-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards. WiMAX subscriber stations (clients) connect to base stations, which may also interconnect. WiMAX has a greater range than other current wireless technologies, suiting it to large-scale applications such as wireless metropolitan area networks. It can also be used to connect remote communities to the Internet.