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The Wi-Fi Experience: Everyone’s Guide to 802.11b Wireless Networking by Richard Mansfield, Harold Davis

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Appendix . Glossary

802.10

An IEEE standard establishing specs for security in both wired and wireless LANs.

802.11

An IEEE standard establishing specs for Wi-Fi communications.

802.11a

The next step in Wi-Fi technology. This specification allocates three 100MHz sub-bands in the 5GHz region for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Transmissions operate at speeds up to 54Mhz.

802.11b

The current Wi-Fi technology. This specification allocates three 100MHz sub-bands in the 5GHz region for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Transmissions operate at speeds up to 11 Mhz.

Access Point (AP)

Hardware that connects a Wi-Fi LAN to an existing wired network. You can have multiple access points in a large office, overcoming the transmission distance limitations of Wi-Fi and permitting users to ...

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