IEEE 802.11TM  TG ”w” Recirculation Technical Letter Ballot 128 Instructions




These instructions apply for IEEE 802.11 Letter Ballot 128 (LB128) which is a recirculation technical ballot on Draft 6.0 of the Task Group “w” amendment to the current IEEE 802.11 standard.


Important notes:

  • This is a recirculation letter ballot and the voter’s pool for this ballot is the same voter pool that was used for the original letter ballot that passed the 75% threshold for IEEE 802.11TM w, i.e., Letter Ballot 88.  If you have voted on LB 88, LB 102, LB 114, LB 117 and/or LB121, you are not required to vote on this ballot.  Your most recent ballot will be carried forward.  If you wish to change your vote, you must respond to this ballot.

  • If you cast a "Do not approve" vote on this ballot, it must be accompanied by comments for your vote to be valid.

  • You must follow the instructions below to vote.  Do not send an email to vote.  Voting by any method other than the web-based process described below will invalidate your vote.

  • Failure to follow these instructions will result in your vote being discarded as an invalid vote.

This ballot opens on: Thu April 3, 2008 at 23:59 Eastern Time USA and closes 15 days later on Fri April 18, 2008 at 23:59 Eastern Time USA.



Motion: Should Draft P802.11w D6.0 be forwarded to Sponsor Ballot?


Type of Motion: Recirculation Technical


To Obtain the draft and the supporting documentation: 



The draft is password protected per IEEE 802 Policies and Procedures.  To obtain the draft, use the username and the password supplied to voting members for the 802.11 WG private area.




Cast Your Vote Here  and follow the instructions below:


You will see the following web page.


Note:  All fields, except for the FAX field, are required  in order for your vote to be valid.



Please fill out the balloter information that is requested.





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Click on the drop down box and select from of the following:
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Once the information above is completed, Click the “Submit Button” to   enter your vote








You will also receive a confirmation web page for your vote.


If you are submitting comments, click on the “Submit Comments” button.








This will take you to a page that looks similar to this:


Select ONLY #2 - “File Upload”


Once selected, Click the “Continue to the Submit Comments Area”.

This takes you to the page below:





File Upload Instructions


Select “Browse…

Select your completed comment file.


File Description

Enter the file type in the “File Description” field.


Comment Information

Complete the “Commenter Information” as before in these instructions.


Comment Type

Select either “Technical” if any technical comments are included or "Editorial" otherwise.


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Email Confirmation:

You will automatically receive an email confirmation of your vote.


(Message sent via IEEE Standards webmail)


Here is a courtesy copy of a ballot for IEEE 802.11 k Letter Ballot 86 just submitted:


# Ballot/Comment Data for 0000001 (IEEE 802.11 k Letter Ballot 86) # Submitted

Tue Aug  8 21:47:29 EDT 2006 # Type: ballot # Record Number: 112


ballot_code = 0000001

form_type = ballot

balloter_id = 112

name = John Doe

email =

phone = 555-555-5555

fax =

org = XYZ

vote = Approve, no comments (Y)


(End of IEEE Standards webmail message)





Completing the Comment Form:

Should you wish to submit comments, please use the following instructions:


Form:  The official comment form for Letter Ballot 128 must be used.  The comment form is available here.


Names: In the header of comment response form, please fill in your name in the <First Name>, <Last Name> fields.  Do not use your initials or anything else. And don't include the angled brackets around your name.


Clause Column: This is the section number of the draft that your comment applies to - e.g. 2.1 or 4.2.3.  If you have a comment that applies to the entire document put "General" in the section field. Don’t put “all”, “many”, “various” or any other word you may personally fancy. If the field contains anything other that a clause number or “General”, the comment will be discarded and your vote possibly invalidated.  If your comment relates to a table/figure, place the clause in which the table/figure resides in this column and put a reference to the table/figure at the start of the comment.  Put only the clause number and not the words, e.g. “clause”.


"Page No. / Line No." Column: If you choose to include a page / line number reference in your comments, please do so by entering it in these columns. Do not put this info in the clause number field. The rational is that the page/line numbers are valid only for the balloted draft version.  Clause numbers are more likely to still be correct in later versions.


"Comment Type (E or T)" Column: Please use an E or T only to indicate a technical or an editorial comment. Please use upper case only so things sort right when we get all done.  Incorrectly categorized comments will be re-categorized by the Task Group chair.


"Part of No vote” Column: If you say "no" in this column, we will feel free to skip that comment in terms of formally satisfying a "NO" vote. For any comment that is not part of your “NO” vote, mark it as "not part of a no vote" by entering “N” in the column. Any voter that votes “NO” should have at least one comment marked “yes” as part support for their “NO” vote.  Any voter that votes “YES” should not have any comments marked “Y” in this column.


"Comment / Explanation" and "Recommended Change" columns: These are pretty self explanatory. If you do not recommend a change the comment may be skipped as you have not asked the group to do anything. Please keep the explanation of the comment separate from what you want done as a result of your reasoning. The voting group is too large for the task group to be interpreting what you are requesting.   Please remember that the operating rules state that all “No” votes MUST be accompanied by comments which include specific reasons and enough information for the group to understand what you desire in order to change your “no” to a “yes”. Simply saying “not good enough” is insufficient as the task group cannot reasonably be expected to understand what would satisfy the commenter and so invalidation of the vote is justifiable.


Redline drafts:  The redline draft (if present) is there to show differences between a version being balloted in the current ballot and a previous version.   Due to limitations of the tools used to produce the redline,  this version of the draft may contain artifacts arising from the comparison process.  Before reporting a comment against a problem found in a redline draft *always* check that it is also present in the clean draft.  Regardless of the above, always report any page and line numbers from the clean draft.





Bruce Kraemer

IEEE 802.11 Working Group Chair







Adrian Stephens

IEEE 802.11 Working Group Vice Chair / Balloting Coordinator






  Jesse Walker
IEEE 802.11 Task Group w Chair






April 2, 2008