Wi-Fi Quiz

Try to match up the following descriptions of IEEE 802.11 standards with the correct specifications, then click on the "Check Your Score" button to see how you did.

1. Operates in the 2.4-GHz Industrial, Scientific and Measurement (ISM) band (2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz) and provides signaling rates of up to 11Mbit/sec.

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2. Expected to be ratified sometime in 2005, this Radio Resource Management standard will provide measurement information for access points and switches to make WLANs run more efficiently.

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3. Expected to be ratified in mid-2005, this quality-of-service specification is designed to guarantee the quality of voice and video traffic.

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4. Operates in the 5-GHz frequency range (5.125 GHz to 5.850 GHz) with a maximum 54Mbit/sec. signaling rate.

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5. This standard supports signaling rates of up to 54Mbit/sec. It also operates in the heavily used 2.4-GHz ISM band but uses a different radio technology in order to boost overall throughput.

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6. Also sometimes called WPA 2, this standard was ratified in June 2004. It supports the 128-bit -and-above Advanced Encryption Standard, along with 802.1x authentication and key management features.

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7. The Standard for Enhancements for Higher Throughput is designed to raise effective WLAN throughput to 100Mbit/sec. Final ratification is expected in 2006.

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