Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 5578] New: Change decode text for 802.11 management frame
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:30:18 -0800 (PST)

           Summary: Change decode text for 802.11 management frame tag 221
                    from "Microsoft" to "WMM"
           Product: Wireshark
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Low
         Component: Wireshark
        AssignedTo: [email protected]
        ReportedBy: [email protected]

Created an attachment (id=5720)
 --> (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=5720)
Image of "WMM" element in OmniPeek decode

Build Information:
Version 1.4.3 (SVN Rev 35482 from /trunk-1.4)
First, kudos to all the developers and contributors to a great product.

Right now Wireshark decodes 802.11 management frame tag ID 221 as "Vendor
Specifc : Microsof: WME"  While this text is probably consistent with other
Vendor tag IDs because of the OUI, this representation is not intuitive.  For
one thing, this is not really a Microsoft element (though their OUI was
borrowed), it is a Wi-Fi Alliance element.  It is a WMM (or WME if you want)

Wildpackets OMNI Peek has this right for intuitiveness:  They call this element
simply "WMM" which is exactly what I would be looking for when checking for WMM
settings in the 802.11 packet.  I would not be looking for "Vendor Specific:
Microsf".  I am attaching a screenshot of the OminPeek product for comparison.

Kind regards,

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