Communication Systems/IEEE 802 Working Groups

The 802 portion of the IEEE is responsible for publishing standards on a number of different protocols. Any chapter with a note such as (IEEE 802.3) is referring to the group below that has published the currently accepted standard for that topic.

Working Group Task Status
802.1 Higher Layer LAN Protocols Working Group Active
802.2 Logical Link Control Working Group Inactive
802.3 Ethernet Working Group Active
802.4 Token Bus Working Group Disbanded
802.5 Token Ring Working Group Inactive
802.6 Metropolitan Area Network Working Group Disbanded
802.7 Broadband TAG Disbanded
802.8 Fiber Optic TAG Disbanded
802.9 Isochronous LAN Working Group Disbanded
802.10 Security Working Group Disbanded
802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group Active
802.12 Demand Priority Working Group Inactive
802.14 Cable Modem Working Group Disbanded
802.15 Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Working Group Active
802.16 Broadband Wireless Access Working Group Active
802.17 Resilient Packet Ring Working Group Active
802.18 Radio Regulatory TAG Active
802.19 Coexistence TAG Active
802.20 Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA) Working Group Active
802.21 Media Independent Handoff Working Group Active
802.22 Wireless Regional Area Networks Active