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Selected 802.11 Networking Standards

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Selected 802.11 Networking Standards
  Common name Products available Spectrum used Speed Security Description
802.11a Wi-Fi Yes 5 GHz unlicensed Up to 54 Mbps WEP, WPA* High-speed wireless networking standard. Not interoperable with 802.11b
802.11b Wi-Fi Yes 2.4 GHz unlicensed Up to 11 Mbps WEP, WPA* The most common wireless networking standard
802.11g None** Yes 2.4 GHz unlicensed Up to 54 Mbps WEP, WPA* High-speed wireless networking standard. Interoperable with 802.11b
802.11h None** Yes 5 GHz unlicensed Up to 54 Mbps WEP, WPA* A modified version of 802.11a designed to meet European regulations
802.11i WPA2 or RSN Expected in late 2004 N/A N/A Uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol), AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), and 802.1x A security standard designed to improve Wi-Fi security. Replaces WEP and WPA
*Will eventually support WPA2 (802.11i) **Will be called Wi-Fi once standards are approved
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