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A Brief Guide To Wi-Fi Standards and Security Introduction IEEE 802.11, the Wi-Fi standard, denotes a set of Wireless LAN /WLAN standards developed by working group 11 of the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee ( IEEE 802 ). The term is also used to refer to the original 802.11, which is now sometimes called "802.11legacy." For the application of these standards see Wi-Fi . The 802.11 family currently includes six over-the-air modulation techniques that all use the same protocol, the most popular (and prolific) techniques are those defined by the b, a, and g amendments to the original standard; security was originally included, and was later enhanced via the 802.11i amendment. Other standards in the family (c–f, h–j, n) are service enhancement and extensions, or corrections to previous specifications. 802.11b was the first widely accepted wireless networking standard, followed (somewhat counterintuitively) by 802.11a and 802.11g. Standards are made for very specific reasons. Foremost, they ensure that devices can operate with devices made by other manufacturers. Essentially, when a company releases a product
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  • Fall '09
  • Prof.DaronAcemoglu
  • Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11, FCC rules, IEEELAN/MAN Standards Committee, Wireless LAN/WLAN standards

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