IEEE Networking Standards

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The IEEE 802.3 Working Group develops standards for Ethernet. 802.1 develops networking best practices. 802.11 handles WiFi. Their WG web pages are ugly.

Ones worth knowing include:

Standard Year Common name Topic
802.1d 1990, 1998, 2004 Bridges Bridging and spanning trees
802.1d-2004 incorporates 802.1w
802.1q 1998, 2003, 2014, 2018 VLANs Virtual LANs
802.1q-2014 incorporates 802.1aq
802.1w 2001 RSTP Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
802.1ad 2011 QinQ "Stacked VLANs" (multiple VLAN tags in a frame) / Provider bridges
802.1ah 2008 PBB/MAC-in-MAC Provider backbone bridges
802.1aq 2012 SPB Shortest path bridging
802.16 2001 WirelessMAN/WiMAX Fixed Broadband Wireless Access (10--66GHz)
802.3ad 2000 Link aggregation L2 port trunking
802.3ax 2008 Link aggregation Became 802.1ax
802.3by 2016 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T 2.5/5 Gigabit Ethernet over Cat-5/Cat-6 twisted pair
802.11a 1999 WiFi 1 54Mbps on 5GHz
802.11b 1999 WiFi 2 11Mbps on 2.4GHz
802.11g 2003 WiFi 3 54Mbps on 2.4GHz
802.11n 2009 WiFi 4 20/40MHz on 2.4GHz/5GHz
802.11ac 2013 WiFi 5 80/160MHz on 5GHz
802.11ax 2021 WiFi 6/6E 1GHz–6GHz wireless
802.11ad 2012 WiGig 6.76Gbps on 60GHz
802.11ay 2020 WiGig 2 277Gbps on 60GHz
802.15.4 2003, 2006, 2011, 2015 LR-WPAN Low-rate Wireless Personal Area Networks
1901.1 2010 BPL Mid-Frequency (<12MHz) Power Line Communications
1901.2 2012 BPL Low-Frequency (<500KHz) Power Line Communications
1905.1 2014 ? Convergent Digital Home Networking