IEEE Standards Interpretations for IEEE Std 802.11h™-2003 IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Spectrum and Transmit Power Management Extensions in the 5 GHz Band in Europe
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May 2005Interpretation Request #1
Topic: Quiet element Relevant Clause: 220.127.116.11
It's unclear from the said specification how the following condition is to be handled: Suppose you wanted a periodic quiet period after EVERY Beacon. What should appear in Quiet Count in the Quiet Element that is in each Beacon? According to the specification, a value of "1" would indicate that the quiet period is after the NEXT Beacon; and a value of 0 is reserved (not allowed). Hence the question.Interpretation Response #1
Resolved that the task group considers the interpretation request is a request for consultation on the use of IEEE 802.11h and not a valid request for interpretation of the standard. We believe that it is possible to accomplish what the questioner asked using the mechanisms and values currently defined in the standard.