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IEEE 802.11 - Wireless

This is an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) technical standard covering WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. The standards have been divided into sub groups with 802.11b currently the most common. This provides a wireless communication at up to 11Mbps and operates within the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial Scientific and Medical) band. The 802.11a based equipment is now commercially available and provides data rates up to 54Mbps and operates in the 5GHz ISM band. IEEE 802.11 networks are comprised of Stations, Wireless Medium, AP (Access Points) and a DS (Distribution System).

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