Commonly known as Wi-Fi, this standard outlines the Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) protocol for transmitting data and implementing Wi-Fi. There are different standards associated with the IEEE 802.11 protocol. Most of the later standards are service amendments that either correct previous specifications, or extend the current scope of the existing standard. A Wi-Fi device can either submit to a base station called an access point, or it can communicate directly with another Wi-Fi device. Even though this form of communication is becoming more popular each day, it is more prone to attacks as it requires no physical connection to get access to the network.