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Chapter 2. Understanding Wi-Fi > The 802.11 Standard and Its Variations

The 802.11 Standard and Its Variations

Generally, the core 802.11 standard is intended to specify a way for computers to network using the 2.4GHz and 5GHz free spectrums I just explained. (When computers network, it is said that they are forming a local area network, or LAN. When computers network wirelessly, it is called a Wireless LAN, or WLAN.)

The 802.11b Standard

When you say “Wi-Fi” today, you probably mean 802.11b, which is a subset of the general 802.11 standard. Most Wi-Fi devices that are currently in operation are using 802.11b. However, technology moves quickly, and 802.11g is gaining momentum fast.


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