The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer

The IEEE creates the industry standards in the United States and in many parts of the world. The IEEE created the 802.11-2007 standard and subsequent WLAN amendments. The IEEE creates the standards within the confines of regulatory domains. The IEEE website is www.ieee.org
The body responsible for IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), 802.11 (WLAN), and many other specifications. The IEEE creates standardized data communications protocols for Layers 1 and 2 of the OSI model.(Open System Interconnection)

Layers of OSI Model

Layer 7 | Network Application
Layer 6 | Presentation
Layer 5 | Session
Layer 4 | Transport
Layer 3 | Network
Layer 2 | Data - Link ( is your Ethernet protocol and Ethernet addressing * MAC Address
*LLC sublayer
*MAC sublayer
Layer 1 | Physical - traffic is going across your network medium ( such as your network cable or your wireless air waves)

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