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Reference : IEEE 802 Standards

IEEE 802 Standards in the OSI Model
Figure: IEEE 802 scope in the OSI Model protocol stack
The IEEE 802 standards "only" explain physical layer (PHY) and MAC sublayer in the OSI Model.

Several IEEE 802 standards that are often mentioned in publications are listed below:

IEEE 802.11a : Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications � High-speed Physical Layer in the 5 GHz band. The implementation of this standard is also known as Wireless A.
IEEE 802.11b : Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications � Higher-speed Physical Layer (PHY) extension in the 2.4 GHz band. The implementation of this standard is popularly known as Wi-Fi or Wireless B.
IEEE 802.11g : Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications � Further Higher-Speed Physical Layer Extension in the 2.4 GHz Band. The implementation of this standard is also known as Wireless G.
IEEE 802.15.1 : Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs). This standard is based on Bluetooth specification.
IEEE 802.15.3 : Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (HR-WPANs).
IEEE 802.15.4 : Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs). This standard refers to ZigBee specification.
IEEE 802.16 : Air Interface for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems. The implementation of this standard is known as WiMAX.

 
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