802.11r

An extension to 802.11 specification developed by the IEEE for wireless LAN (WLAN) technology. 802.11r, also called Fast Basic Service Set (BSS) Transition, supports VoWi-Fi handoff between access points to enable VoIP roaming on a Wi-Fi network with 802.1Xauthentication.

Recommended Reading: See 802.11 for a complete overview of the 802.11x family of specifications.

Also see Webopedia’s Wireless LAN Standards chart and How Wireless Networks Work.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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