GLOSSARY

 

2-wire line. The set of two copper wires used to connect a telephone customer with a switching office, loosely wrapped around each other to minimize interference from other twisted pairs in the same bundle. Synonymous with twisted pair.

802.11. An IEEE specification for 1 Mb/s and 2 Mb/s wireless LANs.

802.11a. An IEEE specification for 54 Mb/s high rate wireless LANs in the 5 GHz band that uses orthogonal frequency division multiplexing.

802.11b. An IEEE specification for 11 Mb/s high rate wireless LANs in the 2.4 GHz band that uses direct sequence spread spectrum technology. (Also known as 802.11HR—for high rate.)

802.11g. An IEEE specification for 54 Mb/s high rate wireless LANs in the 2.4 GHz band that is backward-compatible ...

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