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802.11 History Section

IEEE 802.11

  • 1990: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) begins work on standards for wireless connectivity in the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) spectrum.

  • 1997: The first IEEE 802.11 WLAN standard is approved.

  • 1999: The original 1997 version is modified, primarily concerning management features, such as MIBs (management information bases).