IEEE 802.1 is a network definition for the IEEE MAC Bridge standard
which includes Bridging
, Spanning Tree
IEEE 802.1 is standardized by the IEEE 802.1 Working Group.
IEEE 802.1 includes details specific to linking many of the other 802 projects including the widely deployed IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.11 (Wireless LAN) and IEEE 802.16 (WiMax) standards.
VLAN (Virtual LAN) is not part of IEEE 802.1, but specified in IEEE 802.1Q.
Network Switches are included in IEEE 802.1 however some Network Switches are capable of incorporating Routing functions are commonly known as layer-3 switches or multilayer switches.
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