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IEEE802.11 wireless networks have become one of the most widely used networks. Due to open nature of wireless medium, hackers and intruders can make utilization of the loopholes of the wireless communication; as a result, there are many security threats associated with Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). In this paper, the authors have worked an experimental analysis to study some of the well-known attacks pertaining to IEEE 802.11 WLAN. At first, some of the open issues related to this fragile technology have been discussed. Based on this vulnerabilities and threats categories some of the major attack has been performed in a live environment by using open source software tools i.e. Aircrak-nj, kismet. etc.