Wireless Standards and 802.11: A History and Perspective / CNSV Annual meeting

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007 - 7:00 pm          


Note that this event takes place on the 2nd (not the 3rd) Tuesday of the month. Note also the change of venue for this meeting only. The talk will be preceded by the CNSV Annual meeting and election of 2008 officers.

Most commercial wireless networking products conform to the 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g and 802.11n standards, collectively known as Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). Wi-Fi has been accepted in businesses, schools, government and homes as an alternative to wired LANs. The 802,11 standards have similarities to the 802.3 Ethernet standard, but they must also deal with range limitations, unreliable media and dynamic topologies.

Bruce Himebauch will present a history of the 802.11 standards family, the 802.11n Task Group N (TGn) and the issues surrounding implementation of 802.11 products. He will also describe the driving forces behind the creation of each new standard, including regulations, bandwidth issues, popularity and cost.


About the speaker, Bruce Himebauch, Atheros Communications

Bruce Himebauch is Director of Solution Product Engineering in the Software Research and Development Group of Atheros Communications. His 25 years of network industry experience at companies such as Symbol Technologies and Proxim Corporation has focused on LAN communications.

Bruce has worked on a variety of communication technologies including Binary Synchronous Communications Protocols, System Network Architecture/Synchronous Data Link Control protocols, and 802.11x.


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