Identifying hostap

ahuguet at ahuguet at
Fri May 11 07:10:09 EDT 2007

Try changing only the subtype field David, that should help you to
identify a special packet.
Check the IEEE 802.11 standard to see the reserved subtype fields for each
For data packet type for example, the reserved subtypes go from 1000 to 1111
the first bit of them being the most significant.

You'll then be able to identify them with a monitor node or nodes running
your modified driver that has a case for those subtype datagrams.
Obviously if you make a special kind of packet, you cannot expect other
non-modified drivers to understand it.

It's hard to help you further with the information you gave.
Hope this was of help, anyway.

> Hello!
> I'd like to identify that a received packet was sent by a host using
> hostap
> driver.
> Is there any way to do this?
> I tried setting the Type/Subtype values to an unused one, but then other
> drivers dropped the packet.
> Thanks,
> David
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