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CCNA Wireless 640-722 Official Cert Guide by David Hucaby

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IEEE Standards Body

To pass data over a wireless link, many parameters have to be defined and standardized. Wireless LANs rarely involve just one transmitter and receiver; normally, many devices must contend for use of airtime on a frequency. The Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE; http://ieee.org) maintains the industry standards that are used for wireless LANs, among many others.

The IEEE is a professional organization made up of engineers from around the world. It is organized as a collection of “societies” that are focused on particular engineering areas. For example, the IEEE Computer Society develops and maintains standards on a variety of topics related to computing, including Ethernet and wireless LANs.

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