Is it taken into account by the standards before they give the theoretical maximums per stream, per generation?
How could the loss in bandwidth due to TCP overhead be calculated?
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802.11 data rates are only reflective of how many "bits per second" are transmitted. Whether those bits are made up of headers or actual data is not reflected in the data rate.
This is also true of wired speeds.
So, generally speaking in networking, the more efficient the traffic is on the header to data payload ratio, the better off you are.