What's the IEEE 802.11?

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Hi,

I have a Access Point "Lucent WavePoint-II IEEE 802.11" which was purchased
3 years ago.

Can anyone tell me whether it is 802.11A, 802.11B, or 802.11G??

Thanks & Regards,
KS
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    802.11 refers to a family of specifications developed by the IEEE for
    wireless LAN technology. 802.11 specifies an over-the-air interface between
    a wireless client and a base station or between two wireless clients. The
    IEEE accepted the specification in 1997.
    There are several specifications in the 802.11 family:

    a.. 802.11 -- applies to wireless LANs and provides 1 or 2 Mbps
    transmission in the 2.4 GHz band using either frequency hopping spread
    spectrum (FHSS) or direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS).
    b.. 802.11a -- an extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless LANs and
    provides up to 54 Mbps in the 5GHz band. 802.11a uses an orthogonal
    frequency division multiplexing encoding scheme rather than FHSS or DSSS.
    c.. 802.11b (also referred to as 802.11 High Rate or Wi-Fi) -- an
    extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless LANS and provides 11 Mbps
    transmission (with a fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band.
    802.11b uses only DSSS. 802.11b was a 1999 ratification to the original
    802.11 standard, allowing wireless functionality comparable to Ethernet.
    d.. 802.11g -- applies to wireless LANs and provides 20+ Mbps in the 2.4
    GHz band.

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    Hi.

    Three years ago it 802.11b

    Jack (MVP-Networking)


    "KS" <eksoon@streamyx.com> wrote in message
    news:OvtAkLlWEHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a Access Point "Lucent WavePoint-II IEEE 802.11" which was
    purchased
    > 3 years ago.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me whether it is 802.11A, 802.11B, or 802.11G??
    >
    > Thanks & Regards,
    > KS
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    Most probably it is B. G and A become widespead only in last 2-3 years.
    -PA

    "KS" <eksoon@streamyx.com> wrote in message
    news:OvtAkLlWEHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a Access Point "Lucent WavePoint-II IEEE 802.11" which was purchased
    > 3 years ago.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me whether it is 802.11A, 802.11B, or 802.11G??
    >
    > Thanks & Regards,
    > KS
    >
    >
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