Wireless: What Does 802.11 Mean


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Wireless 802.11 Definition:

802.11 is a standard that was developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is the original wireless specification. Extensions of the 802.11 standard were given the same number with a letter suffix. 

802.11 Provides up to 2Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
802.11b Provides up to 11Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
802.11a Provides up to 54Mbps transmission in the 5GHz band
802.11g Provides up to 54Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
802.11n Provides up to 450Mbps transmission in the 2.4/5GHz band

The numbers 802.11 come from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers who established this standard to describe connections in wireless networking.

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