about Logical Link Control and adaptation between Ethernet and Wifi

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by InuY4sha, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. InuY4sha

    InuY4sha Guest

    I see that most of Linux Device Drivers for the wifi (802.11) , are
    implemented by placing a Logical Link Control to match an Ethernet
    (802.3) formatted packet to the below 802.11 MAC protocol
    implementation.
    My question regards the matching in packet size:
    Standard Ethernet frames must not exceed 1500 bytes of size; max
    802.11 packet size is 2304 bytes. How is this handled by the LLC ?
    Isn't it that pkt size is cut off on the MAC, even if set to 2304
    bytes in configuration options of the wifi board.
     
    InuY4sha, Dec 1, 2008
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