IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 standards are a family of wireless standards developed by the IEEE for wireless LAN networks. IEEE 802.11 standards were started in the 1990s. There are many wireless standards in IEEE 802.11 specifications. IEEE 802.11 wireless standards rely on CSMA/CA access method.
Some of IEEE 802.11 family wireless standards and their theoretical speeds are summarized below. Actual operating speeds are less than theoretical speeds.
|IEEE 802.11||2.4 GHz||2 Mbps|
|IEEE 802.11a||5.0 GHz||54 Mbps|
|IEEE 802.11b||2.4 GHz||11 Mbps|
|IEEE 802.11g||2.4 GHz||54 Mbps|
|IEEE 802.11n||2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz||600 Mbps|
|802.11ac||5.0 GHz||1300 Mbps|