The Frame Control field contains multiple subfields as shown in Figure 1.

Specifically, the Frame Control field contains the following subfields:

Figure 2 displays a Wireshark capture of a WLAN beacon frame. Notice that the Frame Type field and the Frame Subtype fields identify if the frame is a management frame, a control frame, or a data frame. In the example, the Frame Type is ‘0x0’ identifying it as a management frame. The subtype value ‘8’ identifies this as a beacon frame. The frame is specifically identified as ‘0x08’.