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Re: [802SEC] purchasing IEEE 802 standards

> For kicks, I searched for "802.11b". No hits, even though it turned  
> up when I searched for "802.11". Mysterious.]

You peaked my curiosity so I followed the path starting with putting
"ShopIEEE" into Google. I found the usability of the site pretty lame -
all the items you described. I can shed some light on this one. The
search is apparently case sensitive so "802.11B" finds it but not

By the way, I continue to get the feeling that Get802 gets expected to
make up for the lack of standards sales, but many of us are subscribed
to IEEE/IEL through corporate subscriptions. Get802 has a more direct
user-friendly interface for downloading so I usually suggest that rather
than IEEE/IEL when someone wants to download a standard that is on

IEEE/IEL search has its quirks too. It has all the old versions of the
standards which is great when one wants one for historical record but if
I search for 802.3 the early versions and all the supplements/amendments
show up first making it difficult to go directly to a current version of
the standard. I've also found that if I put in IEEE 802.3 the search
comes up empty because it is looking for exactly IEEE 802.3 and the
title in the system is IEEE Std 802.3 so if the user doesn't realize
that they won't find it.

During the last year, I received multiple offers from IEEE for a free
short duration subscription to IEEE/IEL so apparently any IEEE member
could have downloaded standards for 3 months for free last year through
that offer. 


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