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Hi all,

I have searched through the forums and the help sections and seen reference to these three 802.11 amendments but I haven't found definitive statements of support.

Does wireshark + AriPcap decode:

802.11u, 802.11r, 802.11k headers/fields ?

Thanks Joey

asked 09 Mar '12, 13:18

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I note that there are references to all three amendments (802.11u, 802.11r, 802.11k) in the packet-ieee80211.c Wireshark source file suggesting that they are supported.

I've no idea if they are "fully supported".

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answered 11 Mar '12, 08:22

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Thanks for pointing me to packet-ieee80211.c. After reviewing the source and the specs:

Wireshark 1.7.0 dev branch appears to:

Support 802.11u fully; Support 802.11r fully; Support 802.11k partially

The 802.11k information elements I can't find or are not supported for 802.11k are: Measurement Pilot Transmission Information; BSS Available Admission Capacity; BSS AC Access Delay supported; RRM Enabled Capabilities; Multiple BSSID;

When I say fully above, the source appears to contain tags or decode methods for all of the information elements in the spec.


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answered 11 Mar '12, 17:16

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If you like, feel free to submit a patch (or enhancement request) for the not supported elements at :)

(12 Mar '12, 06:33) Bill Meier ♦♦
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