3.6. Frame Type

Frame Types


Management Frames:

  • Authentication

    Authentication frame, Deauthentication frame

  • Association

    Association request frame, Association response frame, Disassociation frame

  • Reassociation

    Reassociation request frame, Reassociation response frame

  • Beacon Frame

    Authentication frame, Deauthentication frame

  • Probe

    Probe request frame, Probe response frame

Control Frames

  • Request to Send (RTS) frame
  • Clear to Send (CTS) frame
  • Acknowledgement (ACK) frame

Data Frames


On the other hand PLME stands for Physical Layer Management Entity.