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question about wireless ethernet traffic

Im sniffing wireless packets and seeing something I don't understand and cannot find relevant documentation on....

In the 802.11 wireless lan management frame, tagged parameters section I am seeing a Tag number 133 which is listed as a reserved tag number, with a value that LOOKS like an SSID. But is not in fact the ssid, as broadcast-ssid is not enabled on this AP and the SSID tag field length is shorter than this piece of data.

Can anyone help me

1. decipher the meaning of tagged paremeter 133

2. point me in the direction of documentation that will break out each tagged parameter and its meaning and values?




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