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; max802.11 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.
14 years ago