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The Working Group for WLAN Standards

Ongoing Ballots and Standards Association Ballot Group Formation:

IEEE SA Ballot pool formation: see SA Ballot process information.

P802.11REVmd D3.0 - Initial SA Ballot is open; vote if you are in the ballot pool; closes 2019-12-15
P802.11ay D5.0 - Initial SA Ballot is open; vote if you are in the ballot pool; closes 2020-01-09

Working Group Recirculation Letter Ballot for P802.11ax D6.0 is open; closes 2019-12-11.
Working Group Recirculation Letter Ballot for P802.11ba D5.0 is open; closes 2019-12-17.

Many of the IEEE 802.11 teleconferences use "Join Me".   We share a single IEEE-SA supplied account amongst these meetings.   The meeting credentials and local dial-in numbers are shown here.

You can import the calendar as an iCal file, or use the "Add to Google Calendar" at the bottom right of the calendar below. 

Recent Amendment Publication

TGaq Recognition
 IEEE Std 802.11aq-2018 (Pre-association Discovery) has been published recently. 

The 802.11 Working Group recognized the contributors to these amendments with an awards ceremony. The photo to the right is of the 802.11aq awardees who were present.

Next Session

The next 802.11 session is January 12-17, 2020 in Irvine California.  The draft agenda will be posted 30 days before the session.
See the Working Group closing report for the recently completed 2019 September session.

In July 2019, IEEE 802.11 hosted a Coexistence Workshop, in collaboration with 3GPP. The agenda and presentations are available.

Of particular note, the recently completed simulation and analysis shows that P802.11ax D3.0 satisfies the primary MAC/PHY requirements for the benchmark enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Indoor Hotspot test environment.

Access Published IEEE 802 and  IEEE 802.11 Standards (free download)

"Click Here" for IEEE 802 Free Standards

The IEEE has made available IEEE 802 standards for free download.  Under this program, a standard may be downloaded for free six months after the initial publication of the standard. All relevant IEEE 802.11 Standard, Amendments, and Recommended Practices are listed.

IEEE 802.11 Working Group Outgoing Liaison Statments and External Communications

Recent liaison statements and communications  are available here.

IEEE 802.11 Presentations

The former publicity standing committee (PUB SC) and other volunteers have produced  presentations to describe the activities of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. These presentations are intended to be used to explain 802.11's activities to those outside 802.11.  


Draft standards are available from a number of sources:

  • If you are a voting 802.11 member, go to the members' area and log in using the 802.11 members ID and password supplied to you by the 802.11 officers.  Contact Dorothy Stanley if you have lost this. During an 802.11 session, attendees may access 802.11 draft standards from a local fileserver, regardless of their membership status.
  • If you are an active member of one of the other 802 groups,  you may be able to access the 802.11 members' area using the same credentials used to access your own group.  If this doesn't work,  ask your group's Chair to request access from the 802.11 Chair (Dorothy Stanley).
  • Draft IEEE standards are, from time to time,  made available for purchase using the IEEE store or Techstreet.


The IEEE-SA has created an easy to use Online Standards Development web site that has a wealth of information that details the whole standards process flow, from creation of the initial PAR, to balloting to final draft, and beyond. It even includes, tutorials, and online forms of the various processes evolved. This site is recommended for all Members and Chairs involved.