Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] 802.11 frame data not decoded

From: Guy Harris <guy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:20:07 -0700

On Aug 10, 2006, at 5:43 PM, Soh Kam Yung wrote:


According to the capture, the data is protected:

        Flags: 0x41
            DS status: Frame from STA to DS via an AP (To DS: 1 From
DS: 0) (0x01)
            .... .0.. = More Fragments: This is the last fragment
            .... 0... = Retry: Frame is not being retransmitted
            ...0 .... = PWR MGT: STA will stay up
            ..0. .... = More Data: No data buffered
            .1.. .... = Protected flag: Data is protected
            0... .... = Order flag: Not strictly ordered

You may need to setup the WEP key in Wireshark first to decrypt the data packet.

...except that he said

I checked
the data section by hand and it appears that it is indeed a DHCP
request message (as I expected). This problem affects all non-
management packets in my dump file.

so perhaps the "protected" bit setting is bogus.