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Cisco Wireless LAN Security by Andrew Balinsky, Darrin Miller, Krishna Sankar, Sri Sundaralingam

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Brief Discussion on Relevant Standards

The following sections cover the relevant standards and basic concepts discussed throughout the rest of this book. The IEEE standards are long, detailed, and thorough; for example, the 802.11 document is 528 pages. This chapter highlights the discussions that focus on what you need to know to implement security without bogging you down with details. Of course, these discussions are not a substitute for the actual standard. Also, note that later chapters will cover all the security standards in detail.

IEEE 802.11

This standard, titled “Part 11: Wireless LAN Media Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications,” is the fundamental standard for the WLAN; hence, the WLAN is called the 802.11 ...

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