P802 LAN/MAN Standard Comittee
of P802 WGs (local, restricted access)
- IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks Working Group
- Tutorials, Papers, and Presentations
The Working Group for Wireless LANs , IEEE
802.11 Tutorials, IEEE
IEEE 802 IEEE 802 standards are now available at no
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Short Tutorial on Wireless LANs and IEEE 802.11
vs. 3G Once upon a time, you could hardly open a business
magazine without finding a feature that praised 3G wireless
telephony as the answer to mobile Internet needs. That was
venture capital then. This is fiscally strapped now. In theory,
3G wireless networks are capable of throughput up to 384Kbps,
which still puts them at the bottom end of 802.11b's range...
is a wireless LAN? A wireless LAN (WLAN) is a local area
network (LAN) without wires. WLANs have been around for more
than a decade, but are just beginning to gain momentum because
of falling costs and improved standards. WLANs transfer data
through the air using radio frequencies instead of cables.
Short Tutorial on Wireless LANs and IEEE 802.11 Mobile
IP, IEEE 802.11 Architectures, IEEE 802.11 Layers...
WLAN Radio Designs (8/02) Optimizing 802.11b radio architectures
can be a challenging task for today's system designers. This
two-part series diagnose/correct problems in the transmit
and receive portions of a radio design.
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802.11 Wireless LAN This document introduces the IEEE
standard 802.11 for Wireless Local Area Network. The document
also makes a comparison to GSM cellular network, where the
cell size could be much larger. The paper discusses the basis
outlining the network planning process, such as frequency,
scale of mobility, transmission capacity needs and population
variation. Finally the total network planning process of a
cellular network is introduced. The question is how does the
use of unlicensed frequency band affect the WLAN network planning.
Finally the study suggest what are the relevant requirements
for wireless communication with short range mobility. It also
suggests what GSM planning criteria can be omitted in the
Introduction, The Standards, Basis for the Network Planning
Process, Network Planning Process, Conclusion, References,
Internet Network Communications Architecture A brief overview
of the architecture’s structural components is provided along
with an explanation of how its open, packet-based characteristics
enable quick development and delivery of end-to-end solutions
that are able to take advantage of new technology as it emerges.
Future convergence paths are also explained to set the context
for understanding the graceful progression to IPbased wireless
Wireless LAN Whitepaper Series Part I - Is It For You? (PDF)
Networking 101 (4/03) An introductory look at home networking
including IEEE 802.11b.
the Reach of the Wireless LAN (11/02) Today, when you
set up a wireless network using a single 802.11b access
point, you're lucky if it has a range of 300 feet. And at
about 100 feet, its speed begins to drop. If you wish to
improve its range, you have to setup another antenna. Come
this spring, all of this may change. Vivato, a new networking
company based in San Francisco, has announced a line of
Wi-Fi switches that, it claims, can extend the range of
your wireless network to several kilometers.
||Selecting a Wireless
|Spread Spectrum Scene Online
on 802.11 standard (PDF)
/ WISP Antenna Frequently Asked Questions 2.4 GHz Point -
to - Multipoint (PtMP) Systems
|Wireless LAN Alliance (WLANA)
Standard Introduction, How it Will Be Used in End Applications,
The Standards Committee, Physical Layer Implementation Choices,
Infra-Red Physical Layer, The MAC Layer, What the Future Holds,
last, real wireless LAN security Introducing 802.1x and EAP
(9/02) After the IEEE recognized the shortcomings of WEP
and 802.11, it quickly came up with the 802.1x and EAP solution.
A standard for Port Based Access Control for both wired and
wireless networking, 802.1x in itself does not make wireless
networking secure. However, combine 802.1x with the Extensible
Authentication Protocol (EAP) standard, and the gold standard
in wireless network security is born; it's now possible to
resolve WEP's biggest liability: static user and session keys.