The medium access control (MAC) and physical characteristics for wireless local area networks (LANs) are specified in ISO/IEC 8802-11:2005, which is part of a series of standards for local and metropolitan area networks. The medium access control unit in ISO/IEC 8802-11:2005 is designed to support physical layer units as they may be adopted dependent on the availability of spectrum. ISO/IEC 8802-11:2005 contains five physical layer units: four radio units, operating in the 2400-2500 MHz band and in the bands comprising 5.15-5.25 GHz, 5.25-5.35 GHz, and 5.725-5.825 GHz, and one baseband infrared (IR) unit. One radio unit employs the frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) technique, two employ the direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) technique, and another employs the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technique.
Status : WithdrawnPublication date : 2005-08
Edition : 2
Technical Committee:Telecommunications and information exchange between systems
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