Talk:IEEE 802

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It might be nice to have a little bit of history about the development of the 802 standards. I will start to see what I can find. -- Grubber 12:04 June 15, 2005 (UTC)

Hasn't .12 been disbanded?

Added a link to the OSI page. -- Maxwell Rain 19:04, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Subordinate standards[edit]

Some of the decimal parts of the 802 standards have really stubby articles - these stray paragraphs could usefully be dropped into the 802 article. (I've made a similar criticism on the IEC standards where someone has created stubs for the decimal fractionso of several IEC standards). --Wtshymanski (talk) 15:32, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

802.13ah or 802.3ah?[edit]

In the article IEEE 802.13 is said not to have been used. At the same time it says that IEEE 802.13ah Defines "Copper for the first mile" for Metro Area Networks (proposed). How can that be? The IEEE web site has no reference to 802.13ah but it does have a reference[1] to 802.3ah "Ethernet in the First Mile". the article is therefore muddled and I propose deletion of the reference to 802.13ah. Comments? (talk) 04:36, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I've done some more research. Googling "IEEE 802.13ah" gives five hits, one of which is this WP article. Another[2] is a clear reference to this article and one more[3] looks suspiciously like a cut and paste of this article. The fourth hit[4] is truncated with a server runtime error just after the reference to 802.13 (hmmmm...). That leaves one bona fide looking hit,[5] which is the reason I haven't done the deletion. My thinking is that it must be a typo. If I Google "IEEE 802.3ah" I get 71,700 hits. (talk) 05:06, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and made the edit. The Network World reference above includes a "Related Content" section, which refers to 802.3ah, not 802.13ah. Also WP's own IEEE 802.3 article refers to 802.3ah. The evidence is overwhelming. If anyone disagrees please revert and cite a source. (talk) 05:20, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
This is correct. The IEEE's website (which should be authoritative!) shows 803.3ah as 'Ethernet in the First Mile'. Whether we need a separate citation for each of the working groups is another question -- my feeling is that we don't. BPMullins | Talk 19:43, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


Distributed Systems (University of Duisburg and Essen) p.68 indicates that it was unused because 13 is unlucky. Other unreliable references indicate that 802.13 was used for 100BASE-X Ethernet. We'll leave it as unused for now but if anyone has a reliable ref that indicates what happened here, that would be appreciated. --Kvng (talk) 14:58, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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