Chapter 1

Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

History of WLAN

Standards organizations

Federal Communications Commission

International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Internet Engineering Task Force

Wi-Fi Alliance

International Organization for Standardization

Core, distribution, and access

Communications fundamentals

Wireless local area network (WLAN) technology has a long history that dates back to the 1970s with roots as far back as the 19th century. In this chapter, you will learn a brief history of WLAN technology. Learning a new technology can seem like a daunting task. There are so many new ...

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