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WLAN (Wireless LAN protocols)

IEEE 802.11 defines how data packets are transmitted over air.

Protocol

Speed

802.11a

54 Mbits/Sec, 5 GHz

802.11b

11 Mbits/Sec, 2.4 GHz

802.11g

54 Mbits/Sec, 2.4 GHz

802.11n

600 Mbits/Sec 5 or 2.4 GHz

 

WLANs use Access Points to connect nodes to Internet.

WLANs typically use WPA2 (WiFi Procted Access) protocol to secure communication.

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