Template:802.11 network standards

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802.11 network PHY standards
802.11
protocol
Release
date[1]
Freq-
uency
Band-
width
Stream data rate[2] Allowable
MIMO streams
Modulation Approximate
range[citation needed]
Indoor Outdoor
(GHz) (MHz) (Mbit/s) (m) (ft) (m) (ft)
Jun 1997 2.4 22 1, 2 N/A DSSS, FHSS 20 66 100 330
a Sep 1999 5 20 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 N/A OFDM 35 115 120 390
3.7[A] 5,000 16,000[A]
b Sep 1999 2.4 22 1, 2, 5.5, 11 N/A DSSS 35 115 140 460
g Jun 2003 2.4 20 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 N/A OFDM, DSSS 38 125 140 460
n Oct 2009 2.4/5 20 7.2, 14.4, 21.7, 28.9, 43.3, 57.8, 65, 72.2 [B]
(6.5, 13, 19.5, 26, 39, 52, 58.5, 65) [C]
4 OFDM 70 230 250 820[3]
40 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 135, 150 [B]
(13.5, 27, 40.5, 54, 81, 108, 121.5, 135) [C]
70 230 250 820[3]
ac Dec 2013 5 20 7.2, 14.4, 21.7, 28.9, 43.3, 57.8, 65, 72.2, 86.7, 96.3 [B]
(6.5, 13, 19.5, 26, 39, 52, 58.5, 65, 78, 86.7) [C]
8 35 115[4]
40 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200 [B]
(13.5, 27, 40.5, 54, 81, 108, 121.5, 135, 162, 180) [C]
35 115[4]
80 32.5, 65, 97.5, 130, 195, 260, 292.5, 325, 390, 433.3 [B]
(29.2, 58.5, 87.8, 117, 175.5, 234, 263.2, 292.5, 351, 390) [C]
35 115[4]
160 65, 130, 195, 260, 390, 520, 585, 650, 780, 866.7 [B]
(58.5, 117, 175.5, 234, 351, 468, 702, 780) [C]
35 115[4]
ad Dec 2012 60 2,160 Up to 6,912 (6.75 Gbit/s) [5] N/A OFDM, single carrier,
low-power single carrier
ah Est. 2016[1] 0.9
aj Est. 2016[1] 45/60
ax Est. 2019[1] 2.4/5 MIMO-OFDM
  1. ^ a b c d "Official IEEE 802.11 working group project timelines". June 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n: Longer-Range, Faster-Throughput, Multimedia-Grade Wi-Fi® Networks" (registration required). Wi-Fi Alliance. September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "802.11n Delivers Better Range". Wi-Fi Planet. 2007-05-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d "IEEE 802.11ac: What Does it Mean for Test?". LitePoint. October 2013. 
  5. ^ "WiGig and IEEE 802.11ad For Multi-Gigabyte-Per-Second WPAN and WLAN". Tensorcom Inc.