Background Reading on 802.11

Developers of Native 802.11 miniport drivers and services should be familiar with the following specifications:

IEEE 802.11 Documents

  • IEEE Standard 802.11-1999, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications, IEEE, 1999.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11a-1999, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - High-speed Physical Layer in the 5 GHz Band, IEEE, 1999.

  • Status of Project IEEE 802.11ac

  • IEEE Standard 802.11b-1999, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Higher-speed Physical Layer Extension in the 2.4 GHz Band, IEEE, 1999.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11b-1999/Cor 1-2001, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Amendment 2: Higher-speed Physical Layer (PHY) extension in the 2.4 GHz band--Corrigendum 1, IEEE, 2001.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11d-2001, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications - Amendment 3: Specification for operation in additional regulatory domains, IEEE, 2001.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11e, Part 11: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications: Medium Access Control (MAC) Quality of Service(QoS) Enhancements, IEEE, 2005.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11g-2003, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Amendment 4: Further Higher Data Rate Extension in the 2.4 GHz Band, IEEE, 2003.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11h-2003, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Amendment 5: Spectrum and Transmit Power Management Extensions in the 5 GHz band in Europe, IEEE, 2003.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11i-2004, Part 11: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Amendment 6: Medium Access Control (MAC) Security Enhancements, IEEE, 2004.

  • IEEE Standard 802.11n-2009, Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Amendment 5: Enhancements for Higher Throughput, IEEE, 2009.

  • IEEE Document 802.11-03-504r7, IEEE P802.11 Wireless LANs: Wireless Multimedia Enhancements (WMM), IEEE, 2004.

IEEE 802.1 Documents

  • IEEE Standard 802.1H-1997, Part 5: Media Access Control (MAC) Bridging of Ethernet V2.0 in Local Area Networks, IEEE, 1997.

  • IEEE Standard 802.1Q-1998, IEEE Standards for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks, IEEE, 1998.

  • IEEE Standard 802.1X-2001, IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Port Based Network Access Control, IEEE, 2001

Wi-Fi Alliance Documents

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Version 2.0, Wi-Fi Alliance, 2003.

FIPS Documents

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), FIPS PUB 197, 2001.

IETF RFC Documents

  • A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over IEEE 802 Networks, IETF RFC 1042, 1988.

  • Microsoft Vendor-specific RADIUS Attributes, IETF RFC 2548, 1999.

  • IEEE 802.1X Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Usage Guidelines, IETF RFC 3580, 2003.

  • Counter with CBC-MAC (CCM), IETF RFC 3610, 2003.

 

 

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