IEEE 802.11 Acronyms

AES – Advanced Encryption Standard

AID – Association Identifier

AP – Access Point

BS – Base Station

BSS – Basic Service Set

BSSID – Basic Service Set Identifier

CCA – Clear Channel Assessment

CCMP – Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol

CTS – Clear to Send

DS Distribution System

EAP Extensible Authentication Protocol

FAST Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling

ESS Extended Service Set

FMS Fluhrer, Mantin, Shamir

ICV Integrity Check Value

ISM Industrial, Scientific, Medical

IV Initialization Vector

LEAP Lightweight EAP

MAC Message Authenticity Check

MAC Media Access Control

MIC Message Integrity Check

NAV Network Allocation Vector

OUI Organizationally Unique Identifier

PEAP Protected EAP

PMK Pairwise Master Key

PRGA Pseudo-Random Generation Algorithm

PSK Pre-Shared Key

PSPF Publicly Switched Packet Forwarding

PTK Pairwise Temporal Key

PTK Pairwise Temporal Key

RF Radio Frequency

RFMON – Radio Frequency Monitoring

RSSI – Received Signal Strength Indicator

RTS – Request to Send

SNR Signal to Noise Ratio

SS Subscriber Station

SSID Service Set Identifier

STA Station

TIM – Traffic Indication Map

TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol

TLS – Transport Layer Security

TTLS – Tunneled TLS

WDS – Wireless Distribution System

WEP – Wired Equivalence Privacy

WIDS – Wireless Intrusion Detection System

WPA – WiFi Protected Access

WZC – Wireless Zero Config