IEEE 802 Standards
802 refers to the family of standards dealing with local area networks (LAN) and metropolitan area networks (MAN), maintained by the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Commitee (LMSC).
Standard defining Network Bridging. Bridges also known as Layer 2 Switches because they operate at the Data Link layer of the OSI model.
Standard defining Logical Link Control (LLC), which provides flow and error control over the upper Data Link layer of the OSI model.
Standard defining wired Ethernet. Typically LAN technology with some WAN applications. Works on the Physical and Media Access Control (MAC) layers of the OSI model.
Standard defining wireless networking that operates on the 5GHz band at a speed of 54Mbps. Shorter range than 802.11b/g standards.
Standard defining wireless networking that operates on the 2.4Ghz band at the speed of 11Mbps.
Standard defining wireless networking that operates on the 2.4Ghz band at the speed of 54Mbps.
Standard defining wireless networking that improves upon prior standards by using Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology to achieve data transmission speeds nearing 600Mbps. Utilizes multiple antennas for reception and transmission.
Standard defining the Personal Area Network (PAN) and Wireless PAN, a network consisting of connected devices within a few meters of each other. Can include Bluetooth, Z-Wave, ZigBee, and USB/Wirewire connected devices.
Standard defining Broadband Wireless Access, aka WiMAX technology.