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Wi-FI (WLAN, IEEE 802.11)

Wi-Fi, or IEEE 802.11, is the standard for wireless LANs, or WLANs.

It is specified by [http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.11.html various IEEE 802.11 specifications].

History

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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

XXX - Add example traffic here (as plain text or Ethereal screenshot).

Ethereal

The 802.11 dissector is fully functional.

Preference Settings

(XXX add links to preference settings affecting how 802.11 is dissected).

Example capture file

XXX - Add a simple example capture file. Keep it short, it's also a good idea to gzip it to make it even smaller, as Ethereal can open gzipped files automatically.

Display Filter

A complete list of 802.11 display filter fields can be found in the [http://www.ethereal.com/docs/dfref/w/wlan.html display filter reference]

Capture Filter

Discussion