802.11 MAC headers

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Apr 3 18:02:57 PDT 2005

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 04:22:17AM -0800, Violet Bugeja wrote:

> I have a Prism 2.5 card set to Master mode, and I'm trying to analyze
> the packets received by the network card.  I am running Ethereal and
> the headers of the packets I'm receiving are Ethernet packets.  When I
> set the card to monitor mode and run Ethereal again, the headers of the
> packets are IEEE 802.11.  Is there any way I can get the IEEE 802.11
> MAC header when the card is in Master mode, becuase I want this
> computer set as an Access Point and at the same time I need to analyze
> the packets coming in?

This is not supported in the current version of the driver. However, it
should be possible to get this working by teaching net stack how to
handle IEEE 802.11 frames. Work is being done on this area in
wireless-2.6 tree, but it is not yet very close to being complete.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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