Term Description
802.11 802.11 is a set of specifications for implementing WLANs (wireless local area networks) developed by the IEEE. The standard and amendments provide the basis for wireless network products using the Wi-Fi brand.

802.11 WLANs operate in the 900MHz, 2.4GHz, 3.6GHz, 5GHz, and 60GHz frequency bands.

The most widely used current revisions of the specs are 802.11n and 802.11ac, operating in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency ranges.

Related: 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac
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