Describing Wireless Standards

Wireless networks operating according to the 802.11 standard are becoming more and more common. You will need to understand not only how to incorporate them into the larger network design but also the components involved, the terminology used, and the operation of the contention mechanism that is used. This section explains all of those topics.

Identifying Standards Bodies

Several organizations have an impact on the wireless world. Some of the organizations create regulations that must be followed, while others simply create standards that are voluntary. The following are the main bodies in the United States:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) The IEEE is a professional association dedicated ...

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