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Ethernet Frames.

What is the exact difference between 802.11 and 802.3 Ethernet frames??

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SumaN
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Re: Ethernet Frames.

Each share similar fields but have different size and the amount of address fields required for transmission
- 802.3 only requires source and destination addresses
- 802.11 can use up to 4 addresses
- 802.3 max size is 1500 bytes
- 802.11 max size is 2300 bytes

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Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
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Re: Ethernet Frames.

Which types of address are these 4 address ?

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SumaN
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Re: Ethernet Frames.

http://www.studioreti.it/slide/802-11-Frame_E_C.pdf

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
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Re: Ethernet Frames.

Thank you both.

HTH
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SumaN
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