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MAC addresses shown in WLAN statistics do not appear in the capture!

asked 2022-10-31 12:12:25 +0000

I have many addresses where 1 frame is shown transmitted or received from a particular BSSID,, but that MAC address is not present, any filter on it shows no results. Is this a bug? If Wireshark decoded the frame, enough to put it in the statistics results, wouldn't it be in the capture?

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Does "that MAC address" refer to the "transmitted to or received from" address in "1 frame is shown transmitted or received from a particular BSSID", and is that address the MAC address of the AP rather than any of the stations?

I.e., is the MAC address in question a "Received address" or "Transmitted address" field in some frames, but not a "Source address" or "Destination address" field in any frames?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2022-11-01 08:58:38 +0000 )edit

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answered 2022-10-31 18:29:28 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

Can you open a Gitlab issue for this?

There seems to be a couple issues with IEEE 802.11 (wlan) packets in endpoints and conversations.
It would help if you could also attach a capture file that shows the isue.

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