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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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