Chapter 5. Introduction to IEEE 802.11 and Related Standards

This chapter will introduce you to:

The Importance of Standards

• Cisco IOS IPS using Cisco SDM

The IEEE 802 LAN Standards Family

IEEE 802.11 Features

Before launching into the details of the 802.11 standard, it is best to first understand the overall architecture of the 802.11 standard. This chapter explains basic functions of 802.11 and how it interacts with non-802.11-related protocols.

The Importance of Standards

Wireless LAN manufacturers and users in the early 1990s initially expected markets to dive head first into implementing wireless networks. Markets did not respond as many had hoped for, and flat sales growth of wireless networking components prevailed through ...

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