I see that some addresses have transmitter/receiver address in place of source/ destination address. My intuition says that they are the intermediary nodes of a packet trace. But I am unable to see any packets that are connected to this packet before or after. I see such packets in the 802.11 protocol i.e in the physical layer.
Could someone explain me what exactly is taking place ?
Thanks in advance!
asked 08 Nov '14, 18:17
Basically yes. In 802.11 you can see a different number of these depending on where the frame is coming from and where it's going:
So, original source (SA), final destination (DA), and the immediate sending/receiving systems (TA/RA) are four different MACs. Formal definitions would be found in the 802.11 standard itself:
answered 08 Nov '14, 19:19
edited 08 Nov '14, 19:22