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Overview of IEEE 802.11u

28 January 2015 at 4:46pm

IEEE 802.11u is an amendment to the 802.11 family of protocols which enables the sending, and requesting, of information relating to a wireless network and its operator/owner. This allows users to be presented not just with the SSID of a wireless network but more detailed information, such as the services offered by the network. This document from Loughborough University provides a brief overview.


Exciting when 11u to be deployed across the public sector spectrum for it will provide a much richer form of connectivity, which will inevitably lead to a greater number of persons in education getting wireless connectivity in more places.