Note: The Frame Type and Frame Subtype fields are used to identify the type of wireless transmission. As shown in the figure, a wireless frame can be one of three frame types:
- Management Frame - Used in the maintenance of communication, such as finding, authenticating, and associating with an AP.
- Control Frame - Used to facilitate in the exchange of data frames between wireless clients.
- Data Frame - Used to carry the payload information such as web pages and files.