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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] 802.11 QBSS Load Element (channel utilization)

From: Eduard GV <eduardgv@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 19:37:56 +0100
Hi Steve,

According to the IEEE 802.11 standard, the utilization field of the
BSS Load Element is defined as the percentage of busy time, normalized
to 255. Thus, a value of 150 would mean that the channel utilization
is 59%. Does it make sense?


2010/3/2 Steve Evans <sc_evans@xxxxxxxxx>:
> I'm looking for a "magic number" of the (channel utilization) for a given 802.11 channel to use as an approximate threshold value that would indicate possible voice traffic degradation upstream. I thought the range was a percentage value from 1 – 100, but I’m seeing values as much as 150 in some wireless captures.
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