Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Wireless LAN(WLAN) or Wi-Fi devices as they are normally termed have pervaded our day to day life. Whenever we connect to the internet at home/public places or even at offices – we normally use a Wi-Fi router to connect our devices (may it be a pad/smart-phone or laptop) to the internet.

The Following set of articles are published to help a WLAN developer understand the different features of the WLAN standard (802.11). It touches upon various WLAN concepts such as association, authentication, encryption, roaming, Data aggregation etc.

Since i have mostly worked as an 802.11 Medium Access Layer (MAC) Engineer in my long career – most of the articles delve into the MAC Layer concepts of the Wi-Fi standard.

Introduction to WLAN