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Access network design for branch, remote, outdoor and campus locations with Aruba access points, and mobility controllers.
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Please confirm: No Radiotap Headers in Packet Capture?

  • 1.  Please confirm: No Radiotap Headers in Packet Capture?

    Posted Nov 14, 2013 04:54 PM

    Can someone confirm for me that Radiotap headers (including channel/datarate/rssi) are universally not included in the raw capture when doing a remote packet capture?

     

    I've confirmed with an AM > Wireshark remote capture, but wanted to see if someone could confirm that other combinations of Capture software/radio modes resulted in this data not being encapsulated as well.

     

    Can it be?



  • 2.  RE: Please confirm: No Radiotap Headers in Packet Capture?

    Posted Nov 14, 2013 11:16 PM

    I don't recall seeing that information in any AM packet captures.

     

    For collecting the radiotap headers I'll use Microsoft netmon or a combination of AirPcap and Eye PA.



  • 3.  RE: Please confirm: No Radiotap Headers in Packet Capture?

    Posted Nov 15, 2013 09:39 AM

    Feature request?

     

    Being able to put an AM into channel scanning mode for a packet capture is beneficial in certain circumstances.  Not knowing which packets came on which channel in wireshark makes the valute of the capture limiting.