Our November 2002 meeting was held at the Hyatt Kauai, Kauai, Hawaii, USA. There were 354 people present at the (joint) opening plenary session, with 22 new participants.

The a number of Letter Ballots closed in the weeks preceding this meeting.

  • LB43 passed, approving the PAR and 5 Criteria for a new task group for 4.9 - 5.0 GHz Operation in Japan.
  • LB44 passed, approving the issuing of a letter ballot on 802.11h-D2.2.  The vote was 255 Yes, 6 No, 20 Abstain.
  • LB45 passed, approving the issuing of a recirculation ballot on 802.11g-D4.0
  • LB46 was a joint 802.11 and 802.15 letter ballot on 802.15.2-D06. It passed 161yes, 40 no, 65 abstain.
  • LB47 was a letter ballot to approve the 802.11 WG operating rules. It passed with a vote of  245 yes, 18 no, 12 abstain.
  • LB48 was the letter ballot on 802.11h-D2.2. It passed 220 yes, 13 no, 37 abstain.
  • LB49 was the recirculation ballot on 802.11g-D4.0. It passed 263 yes, 47 no, 25 abstain.
  • This was an unusually large number of letter ballots during one meeting cycle. 107 members lost their voting rights due to not responding to these letter ballots. At the last Plenary in July, 802.11 had 390 voting members. As of the November meeting, the voting membership of 802.11 is 280 voting members, and 95 nearly voters.

    New Task Groups

    The 802 Executive Committee and NesCom have approved the PAR and 5 Criteria for the new task group to develop and amendement to 802.11 for 4.9 - 5.0 GHz Operation in Japan. This task group will be TGj.
    The Executive Committee and NesCom have approved the PAR and 5 Criteria for Radio Resource Measurement. This task group will be TGk.
    The High Throughput Study Group was extended until the next Plenary (March 2003) to allow it to complete the PAR and 5 Criteria.

    Task Group G did not have sufficient active members in the voting pool to conduct another recirculation ballot and be able to show an adequate approval percentage. Therefore, TGg decided to issue a new letter ballot on 802.11g-D5.0.

    New Letter Ballots:

    Other WG activities:

    The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
  • Project 802.11e,  MAC Enhancements for Quality of Service
  • Project 802.11f,   IAPP Inter Access Point Protocol
  • Project 802.11g,  Higher Rate Extension to 802.11b
  • Project 802.11h,  SMa - Spectrum Managed 802.11a
  • Project 802.11i,   MAC Enhancements for Security
  • Project 802.11j,   4.9 GHz - 5 GHz Operation in Japan
  • Project 802.11k,  Radio Resource Measurement of Wireless LANs
  • High Throughput Study Group,
  • WNG,                     Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee
  • Publicity               Ad Hoc Group

  • Meeting Schedule:

    The next meeting of 802.11 will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  the week of  January 13, 2003. See IEEE 802.11 Meeting Plan for details.



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