Medium Access Control (MAC) for LTE

This protocol is layer 2 of the LTE air interface (connecting an LTE UE with an eNodeB).

Protocol dependencies

Example traffic



The MAC-LTE dissector is fully functional. There is support for reading MAC-LTE frames from:

MAC-LTE statistics can be viewed in a window (see Telephony | LTE | MAC ...).

The same statistics can be viewed in tshark using the -zmac-lte,stats option.


Preference Settings

Example capture file

XXX - Add a simple example capture file to the SampleCaptures page and link from here (see below). Keep this file short, it's also a good idea to gzip it to make it even smaller, as Wireshark can open gzipped files automatically.

Display Filter

A complete list of MAC-LTE display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Show only the MAC-LTE based traffic:


Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter MAC-LTE protocol frames while capturing. But, if you are using the supported UDP framing format, you may be able to filter on the UDP port you know that you are using, e.g.

  udp port 9999 

External links


It is recommended that you use current sources or a recent automated build for this dissector and other LTE dissectors.

Imported from on 2020-08-11 23:16:25 UTC