IEEE 802.11

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Description:

Protocol suite:
Protocol type:Wireless data link and physical layer protocol.
Multicast addresses:
SNMP MIBs:
Working groups: capwap, Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points.
Links: http://www.ieee802.org/11/
Wiki: IEEE 802.11.

IEEE 802.11 header:


Glossary:

AP, Access Point.
A device that provides access to the DS by providing DS services.

BSS, Basic Service Set.
A set of stations controlled by a single coordination function.

DS, distribution system.
A system used to interconnect a set of basic service sets and integrated local area networks to create an extended service set.

DSS, Distribution System Service.
The set of services provided by the distribution system that enable the medium access control layer to transport MAC service data units between stations that are not in direct communication with each other over a single instance of the wireless medium. These services include the transport of MSDUs between the access points of basic service sets within an extended service set, transport of MSDUs between portals and BSSs within an ESS, and transport of MSDUs between stations in the same BSS in cases where the MSDU has a multicast or broadcast destination address, or where the destination is an individual address, but the station sending the MSDU chooses to involve DSS. DSSs are provided between pairs of IEEE 802.11 MACs.

ESS, Extended Service Set.
A set of one or more interconnected basic service sets with the same SSID and integrated local area networks which appears as a single BSS to the logical link control layer at any station associated with one of those BSSs.

IEEE 802.11a.

IEEE 802.11ac.

IEEE 802.11b.

IEEE 802.11e, Quality of Service.

IEEE 802.11f.

IEEE 802.11g.

IEEE 80211h, Spectrum and Transmit Power Management Extensions in the 5 GHz Band in Europe.

IEEE 802.11i, Medium Access Control (MAC) Security Enhancements.

IEEE 802.11k, Radio Resource Measurement Enhancements.

IEEE 802.11n.

IEEE 802.11v.

Portal.
The logical point at which medium access control service data units from a non-IEEE 802.11 local area network enter the distribution system of an extended service set.

SSID.

SS, Station Service.
The set of services that support transport of medium access control service data units between stations within a BSS.

STA, Station.
A device that contains an IEEE 802.11 conformant medium access control and physical layer interface to the wireless medium.


RFCs:

[RFC 3990] Configuration and Provisioning for Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Problem Statement.

[RFC 4118] Architecture Taxonomy for Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP).

[RFC 4260] Mobile IPv6 Fast Handovers for 802.11 Networks.

[RFC 5416] Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol Binding for IEEE 802.11.

[RFC 5418] Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Threat Analysis for IEEE 802.11 Deployments.


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