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802.11 Standards Section

IEEE 802.11

  • 802.11

    • The original WLAN Standard. Supports 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps.

  • 802.11a

    • High speed WLAN standard for 5 GHz band. Supports 54 Mbps.

  • 802.11b

    • WLAN standard for 2.4 GHz band. Supports 11 Mbps.

  • 802.11d

    • International roaming - automatically configures devices to meet local RF regulations

  • 802.11e

    • Addresses quality of service requirements for all IEEE WLAN radio interfaces.

  • 802.11f

    • Defines inter-access point communications to facilitate multiple vendor-distributed WLAN networks.

  • 802.11g

    • Establishes an additional modulation technique for 2.4 GHz band. Supports speeds up to 54 Mbps.

  • 802.11h

    • Defines the spectrum management of the 5 GHz band.

  • 802.11i

    • Addresses the current security weaknesses for both authentication and encryption protocols. The standard encompasses 802.1X, TKIP, and AES protocols.

  • 802.11n

    • Provides higher throughput improvements. Intended to provide speeds up to 500 Mbps

  • Visit the IEEE website for more in depth details.