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IEEE 802.11

Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks — Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications

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Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 3 December 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 4,379
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The scope of this standard is to define one medium access control (MAC) and several physical layer (PHY) specifications for wireless connectivity for fixed, portable, and moving stations (STAs) within a local area.

Purpose

The purpose of this standard is to provide wireless connectivity for fixed, portable, and moving stations within a local area. This standard also offers regulatory bodies a means of standardizing access to one or more frequency bands for the purpose of local area communication.

Document History

December 1, 2023
Draft Standard for Information technology—Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks—Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 4: Enhancements for Wireless LAN Sensing
This amendment defines modifications to the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC); the physical layer (PHY) service interface of High Efficiency (HE) and Extremely High Throughput (EHT) PHYs; and...
December 1, 2023
Draft Standard for Information technology—Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks—Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 1: Operation with Randomized and Changing MAC Addresses
This amendment specifies modifications to the medium access control (MAC) mechanisms to preserve the existing services that might otherwise be restricted in environments where STAs in an Extended...
November 1, 2023
Draft Standard for Information technology— Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks— Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 8: Enhancements for extremely high throughput (EHT)
This amendment defines standardized modifications to both the IEEE Std 802.11 physical layers (PHY) and the Medium Access Control Layer (MAC) that enable at least one mode of operation capable of...
September 1, 2023
Draft Standard for Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks — Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Corrigendum 2: Correct the number Assignment of the information Identifier (ID) for Enhanced Broadcast Services (EBCS) element of the Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP)
A change to IEEE Std 802.11 for wireless local area network (WLANs) that corrects an error in the number used for the information identifier (ID) for the EBCS element of the access network query...
August 1, 2023
Draft Standard for Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks — Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications
The scope of this standard is to define one medium access control (MAC) and several physical layer (PHY) specifications for wireless connectivity for fixed, portable, and moving stations (STAs)...
June 5, 2023
Information Technology— Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks— Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 6: Light Communications
Modifications to existing physical layers (PHYs) and the medium access control layer (MAC) that enable transparent operation of IEEE 802.11 over the light in the 800 nm to 1000 nm band are specified...
March 1, 2023
Draft Standard for Information technology—Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks—Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 6: Enhanced Broadcast Services
This amendment defines modifications to the IEEE 802.11 medium access control layer (MAC) for the enhanced transmission and reception of broadcast content, both while associated with an...
December 3, 2022
Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks — Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 5: Enhancements for Next Generation V2X
This amendment defines modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layer (PHY) and the medium access control (MAC) sublayer for next generation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in the 5.9...
December 3, 2022
Information Technology—Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 4: Enhancements for Positioning
This amendment defines modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 medium access control layer (MAC) and physical layers (PHY). Compared to IEEE Std 802.11™-2020 it enables absolute and relative position...
September 21, 2022
Information Technology— Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks— Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Corrigendum 1: Correction to IEEE 802.11ay Assignment of Protected Announce Support Bit
A change to IEEE Std 802.11 for wireless local area networks (WLANs) that corrects an error in the position of the Protected Announce Support field in the Extended RSN Capabilities field in the RSN...
March 25, 2021
Information Technology—Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 3: Wake-Up Radio Operation
Abstract: This amendment defines modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layer (PHY) and the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) sublayer for wake-up radio operation.
March 25, 2021
Information Technology—Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 2: Enhanced Throughput for Operations in License-exempt Bands above 45 GHz
Abstract: In this amendment to IEEE Std 802.11-2020, standardized modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layer (PHY) and the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) sublayer are defined to...
February 9, 2021
Information Technology—Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 1: Enhancements for High‐Efficiency WLAN
Abstract: Modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layer (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) sublayer for high-efficiency operation in frequency bands between 1 GHz and 7.125 GHz are defined...
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December 3, 2020
Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks — Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications
The scope of this standard is to define one medium access control (MAC) and several physical layer (PHY) specifications for wireless connectivity for fixed, portable, and moving stations (STAs)...
June 14, 2018
Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks - Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 5: Preassociation Discovery
Modifications to IEEE Std 802.11™-2016, above the physical layer (PHY), to enable delivery of preassociation service discovery information to IEEE 802.11 stations (STAs) are defined in this amendment.
March 8, 2018
Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks - Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 4: Enhancements for Transit Links Within Bridged Networks
Protocols, procedures, and managed objects to enhance the ability of IEEE 802.11™ media to provide transit links internal to IEEE 802.1Q™ bridged networks are specified in this amendment to IEEE Std...
February 15, 2018
Information technology-Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks-Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 3: Enhancements for Very High Throughput to Support Chinese Millimeter Wave Frequency Bands (60 GHz and 45 GHz)
The IEEE 802.11™ directional multi-gigabit (DMG) physical layer (PHY) and the medium access control (MAC) layer are modified by this amendment to IEEE Std 802.11™-2016 to enable operation in the...
April 7, 2017
Errata to IEEE Standard for Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks - Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 1: Fast Initial Link Setup
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January 1, 2017
IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio: An Application, Market, and Technology Impact Analysis of Low-Power/Low-Latency 802.11 Wireless LAN Interfaces
A description is not available for this item.
December 7, 2016
Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks - Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 1: Fast Initial Link Setup
This introduction is not part of IEEE Std 802.11ai-2016, IEEE Standard for Information technology— Telecommunications and information exchange between systems—Local and metropolitan area networks—...
December 7, 2016
Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks - Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications
The scope of this standard is to define one medium access control (MAC) and several physical layer (PHY) specifications for wireless connectivity for fixed, portable, and moving stations (STAs)...
December 7, 2016
Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks - Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 2: Sub 1 GHz License Exempt Operation
Modifications to both the IEEE 802.11™ physical layer (PHY) and the medium access control (MAC) sublayer to enable operation of license-exempt IEEE 802.11 wireless networks in frequency bands below 1...
December 11, 2013
Information technology-Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks-Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 5: Television White Spaces (TVWS) Operation
Enhancements to the IEEE 802.11 physical layers (PHYs) and medium access control (MAC) sublayer to support operation in the white spaces in television bands are defined.
December 11, 2013
Information technology-Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks-Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 4: Enhancements for Very High Throughput for Operation in Bands below 6 GHz
The purpose of this amendment is to improve the IEEE 802.11™ wireless local area network (WLAN) user experience by providing significantly higher basic service set (BSS) throughput for existing WLAN...
October 19, 2012
Information technology-Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks-Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 3: Enhancements for Very High Throughput in the 60 GHz Band
Overview Supplementary information on purpose Change the first list item of the dashed list in 1.3 as follows: — Describes the functions and services required by an IEEE 802.11™-compliant device...

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