IEEE 802.11: Wireless LANs from a to n

Stallings, William
September 2004
IT Professional;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p32
Academic Journal
From its inception in 1980, the IEEE 802 committee has led the way in developing local area network (LAN) standards. The work on wireless LAN (WLAN) began in 1987 within the IEEE 802.4 working group. In 1990, the committee formed a new working group, IEEE 802.11, specifically devoted to WLAN, with a charter to develop a media access protocol and physical-medium specification. This article provides more information and significant insights about what IEEE standard is all about.


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