Ok, several things are wrong here:
Originally posted by trey85stang
IEEE is what is called FireWire,
No, IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers which is tasked with maintaining standards.
FireWire is IEEE 1384 which is a high speed serial standard akin/comparable on the level of USB, not networking.
IEEE 802.11 is the working group for Wireless LAN's.
There are some different specs within the group:
802.11 -- Freq hopping with 1-2 Mbps transmission in the 2.4 GHz band
802.11a -- 54 Mbps in the 5GHz band.
802.11b (Most commonly referred to as Wi-Fi) 11 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz band. Comparable to Ethernet, this is what most people are using.
802.11g -- 20+ Mbps @ 2.4 GHz band.
IEEE 802.1x is a security standard for port-based network access control which allows you to connect to networks over the 802.11b standard.