The IEEE 802.11 Handbook describes the technical details of the 802.11 wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) standard.  Aimed at an engineering audience, it primarily educates those that are involved in the development of Wi-Fi products. The Handbook also provides useful information to product managers, IT folks, and anyone else that wants to know some details of how Wi-Fi operates, without having to read thousands of pages of dense standards language.

I co-authored the Handbook with Al Petrick.  He did the radio related chapters and I did the others.  Tim Godfrey wrote the chapter on 802.11e in the second edition.  The 802.11e amendment added support for quality of service to the standard.

If you are interested in a copy of the Handbook, you can find it here: The IEEE 802.11 Handbook: A Designer’s Companion


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