Hostap and 802.11 sequence numbers

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jul 30 11:06:43 PDT 2006

On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 10:40:40AM +0530, Gambhir, Pulkit (Pulkit)** CTR ** wrote:

> I have been trying to track the sequence numbers of 802.11 packets (using
> hostap driver level code) at the transmition end. Looking at the hostap
> code, it appears that the sequence numbers (seq_ctrl field in the ieee
> 802.11 header) are not being set by hostap, instead that job is passed on to
> the frameware; is this correct ?

Yes, that's correct.

>  If yes, then is there some way I can
> tarnsfer the job of setting these sequence numbers to the driver level ? or
> alternatively can I find out at the transmition end which packet is
> allocated which sequence number by the firmware ?

I'm not aware of a mechanism for doing either of these options.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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