What is 802.11 protocols?
IEEE 802.11. IEEE 802.11 is a set of media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6, 5, and 60 GHz frequency bands. They are created and maintained by the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee (IEEE 802).
Below is a great resource from Matthew Gast – you can check out the 2-year journey of the protocol map from concept to finished product.
802.11 Protocols Poster
Click on the image at it will take you to the “full size” version. Please feel free to download and use for your own reference.
Matthew Gast is the director of product management at Aerohive Networks responsible for the software that powers Aerohive’s networking devices. He has been active within the Wi-Fi community, serving as the chair of both security task groups at the Wi-Fi Alliance, where he leads efforts to extend the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) certification to incorporate newly developed security technologies and drive adoption of the strongest forms of security by network administrators.
He also led the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wireless Network Management marketing task group’s investigation of certification requirements for new power saving technologies. Matthew is also the past chair of the 802.11 revision task group of the 802.11 Working Group.
You can connect with Matthew here.