This chapter covers the following subjects:
The 802.11 Protocol Family Overview: A brief overview of the 802.11 family of WLAN protocols.
The Original 802.11 Protocol: A look at the original 802.11 protocol.
The 802.11b Protocol: A look at the 802.11b protocol.
The 802.11g Protocol: A look at the 802.11g protocol and how it operates with 802.11b clients.
The 802.11a Protocol: A look at the 802.11a protocol.
The 802.11n Protocol: A look at the 802.11n draft standard.
The wireless space consists of numerous protocols. Specifically in the WLAN area, the Institute of Engineers Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has created several protocols within the 802.11 category to facilitate the networking ...