Ask Your Question

Revision history [back]

click to hide/show revision 1
initial version

The byte sequence \357\277\275 (0xEFBFBD) corresponds to the unicode character 0xFFFD which is the REPLACEMENT CHARACTER (used to replace an unknown, unrecognized or unrepresentable character). Looking at the source-code, Wireshark uses this character when there was a problem reading a UTF-8 character (either because a multi-byte sequence was cut of in the middle or when a non-UTF-8 byte sequence was encountered).

Are you able to provide a capture file with this particular probe request? I would like to check whether there was a problem interpreting the SSID name or that there was indeed an invalid character in the SSID name.