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IEEE 802 Standards
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The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) is a technical association of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. The previous topic discusses the IEEE organization. This topic describes the standards developed by the LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC), which develops LAN (local area network) and MAN (metropolitan area network) standards, mainly for the lowest two layers in the OSI reference model. LMSC is also called the IEEE Project 802, so the standards it develops are referenced as IEEE 802 standards, described next. In general, IEEE 802 standards define physical network interfaces such as network interface cards, bridges, routers, connectors, cables, and all the signaling and access methods associated with physical network connections.
802.1 Higher Layer LAN Protocols Working Group
802.2 Logical Link Control Working Group (Inactive)
802.3 Ethernet Working Group
802.4 Token Bus Working Group (Inactive)
802.5 Token Ring Working Group
802.6 Metropolitan Area Network Working Group (Inactive)
802.7 Broadband TAG (Inactive)
802.8 Fiber Optic TAG
802.9 Isochronous LAN Working Group
802.10 Security Working Group
802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group
802.12 Demand Priority Working Group
802.14 Cable Modem Working Group
802.15 Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Working Group
802.16 Broadband Wireless Access Working Group
802.17 Resilient Packet Ring Working Group
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