The IEEE standards sometimes seem like a force of nature. They define how things are to work in meticulous detail that only an engineer could love, but their force is such that they are regularly featured in the marketing materials of a number of complex devices like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This paper will explore The IEEE standards that relate to wireless communication and provide a glimpse at how these standards are created. We will also look at what is in store from IEEE in the future regarding a number of types of wireless computing.