The 802.11 architecture is comprised of several logical and physical components. The following 802.11 components will be described in this section:
- Client or Station (STA)
- Access Point (AP)
- Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS)
- Basic Service Set (BSS)
- Extended Service Set (ESS)
- Distribution System (DS)
Client or Station (STA)
The client or station (STA) refers to any appliance that interfaces with the wireless medium and operates as an end-user device. The STA contains an adapter card, a PC Card, or an embedded device to . . .
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