This defines the IEEE 802.11 family of standards and their coverage. You can now download for free these standards in PDF format.
|802.11||2.400-2.483.5 GHz||Common MAC Layer and PHY's for FHSS and DSSS at 1 and 2 Mbps. PHY for IR (850 to 950 mm) at 1 and 2 Mbps.|
|802.11a||5.15 - 5.25 GHz
5.25 - 5.35 GHz
5.725 - 5.825 GHz
|PHY for 5 GHz OFDM modulation. Speeds of 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 54 Mbps (6, 12, 24 manadatory). Uses common MAC.|
|802.11b||2.400 - 2.483.5 GHz||Extends DSSS PHY to include 5.5 and 11 Mbps. Uses common MAC.|
|802.11n||2.400 - 2.483.5 GHz||Extends DSSS PHY to include 5.5 and 11 Mbps. Uses common MAC.|
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