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What does 802.11a stand for?

802.11a stands for IEEE Wireless LAN Standard (IP over Ethernet, uses 5GHz band, nominal 54Mbps data)

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11a/b support on a single card in a wireless/wired analyzer, and now through a close partnership with Atheros Communications, is offering the first support of all three IEEE wireless LAN standards.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2004 Project is one of the first large scale deployments of the new IEEE wireless LAN standard which offers up to 54 Mbps throughput The National University of Singapore (NUS), a leading research-intensive institution, has moved swiftly ahead with the deployment of higher capacity Wireless LAN solutions for its entire campus.
Our next generation products to be introduced in Q2/03 will fully support Cisco Compatible Extensions in addition to the IEEE wireless LAN standards for security.
11a is a high-performance, 5 GHz IEEE wireless LAN standard that offers data rates of up to 54 Mbits/second.

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