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IEEE 802.11 Standards, Alphabetically.

IEEE802.11 Standards.

One Letter, Alphabetical Order. IEEE Std 802.11a-1999: High-speed Physical Layer in the 5 GHz Band (Amendment 1) IEEE Std 802.11b-1999: Higher-Speed Physical Layer Extension in the 2.4 GHz Band (Amendment 2)

IEEE Std 802.11b-1999/Corrigendum 1-2001: Higher-speed Physical Layer (PHY) extension in the 2.4 GHz band (Corrigendum 1 to Amendment 2) IEEE Std 802.11d-2001: Specification for operation in additional regulatory domains (Amendment 3) IEEE Std 802.11e-2005: Medium Access Control (MAC) Quality of Service Enhancements (Amendment 8) IEEE Std 802.11g-2003: Further Higher Data Rate Extension in the 2.4 GHz Band (Amendment 4) IEEE Std 802.11h-2003: Spectrum and Transmit Power Management Extensions in the 5 GHz band in Europe (Amendment 5) IEEE Std 802.11i-2004: Medium Access Control (MAC) Security Enhancements (Amendment 6) TKIP. IEEE Std 802.11j-2004: 4.9 GHz–5 GHz Operation in Japan (Amendment 7) IEEE Std 802.11k-2008: Radio Resource Measurement of Wireless LANs (Amendment 1) RMM Radio Resource Management. IEEE Std 802.11n-2009: Enhancements for Higher Throughput (Amendment 5). AKA WiFi-5 IEEE Std 802.11p-2010: Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (Amendment 6) IEEE Std 802.11r-2008: Fast Basic Service Set (BSS) Transition (Amendment 2). Fast Roaming IEEE Std 802.11s-2011: Mesh Networking (Amendment 10) IEEE Std 802.11u-2011: Internetworking with External Networks (Amendment 9). QoS. IEEE Std 802.11v-2011: Wireless Network Management (Amendment 8). WNM. IEEE Std 802.11w-2009: Protected Management Frames (Amendment 4). PMF. IEEE Std 802.11y-2008: 3650–3700 MHz Operation in USA (Amendment 3) Extra spectrum. Never caught on, no radios support it. IEEE Std 802.11z-2010: Extensions to Direct-Link Setup (DLS) (Amendment 7)

Two Letter ‘a’, Alphabetical Order. 

IEEE Std 802.11aa-2012: MAC Enhancements for Robust Audio Video Streaming (Amendment 2) 10 IEEE Std 802.11ac-2013: Enhancements for Very High Throughput for Operation in Bands below 6 GHz (Amendment 4)  IEEE Std 802.11ad-2012: Enhancements for Very High Throughput in the 60 GHz Band (Amendment 3)

IEEE Std 802.11ae-2012: Prioritization of Management Frames (Amendment 1)   IEEE Std 802.11af-2013: Television White Spaces (TVWS) Operation (Amendment 5)  HaLow  900 MHz  FILS Fast Initial Link Setup China Millimeter Wave (CMMW) (45GHz) pre-association discovery of services (extends 802.11u)  HE (High Efficiency)  aka WiFi6 Second WiGig standard (60 GHz) (cf. 802.11ad)

Two Letter ‘b’, Alphabetical Order.  Wake-up Radio (WUR) Extremely High Throughput (EHT) aka WiFi7