RE: Fail to Capture QOS data packets in Monitoring mode - QCA988x‏‏

sudheer thota sdhrtht at
Mon Jul 25 20:12:21 PDT 2016

Went through same path and verified with COMMVIEW on primary and secondary channels. 

on the other hand, surprisingly Qos packets appears when there another devices associates with  AP and disappears when it disconnects. only greenfield mode is disabled during the transition when second STA association happens.  

> From: rajjoshi at
> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:07:45 +0800
> Subject: Re: Fail to Capture QOS data packets in Monitoring mode - QCA988x‏‏
> To: sdhrtht at
> CC: ath10k at
> Hi,
> The following may not necessarily be your case. But since you
> mentioned MGMT and CTRL packets are captured and not QoS data packets,
> I observed a similar behavior when my configuration was as below:
> * Sender: Operating 80Mhz dynamic channel width (secondary channel
> either above or below primary channel, doesn't matter)
> * Sniffer: Operating on 80MHz width. However, the sniffer's primary
> channel doesn't overlap with the sender's primary channel; basically
> they have different primary channels.
> It is necessary that the primary channels of the sender and the
> sniffer match. Otherwise, the sniffer is able to only see the non-HT
> duplicate frames sent by the sender. This is because those frames are
> sent on all the four 20MHz channels, one of which is your sniffer's
> primary channel.
> I am not sure if the greenfield configuration could be a culprit here.
> But you might want to check the above first :)
> Cheers,
> Raj Joshi
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:43 AM, sdhrtht <sdhrtht at> wrote:
>> ath10k monitor failing to capture data packets with WMM enabled on AP.
>> AP Status: (when no QOS data Packets. MGMT and CTRL Packets are able to
>> captured)
>> 1) 0x03 (3) - Secondary channel is below Primary
>> 2) 1 - any Channel width in secondary channel width
>> 3) 1 - Use of RIFS permitted
>> 4) 0x02 - Only HT STAs in the BSS, however there exists at least on 20Mhz
>> STA
>> 5) 0 - all Associated HT STAs are greenfield capable
>> Tested with latest CT and non-CT firmware's.
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