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Update MAC management frame with IE



cfgUpdated = addIE(cfgMgmt,id,information) updates WLAN MAC management frame-body configuration cfgMgmt by appending an information element (IE). Specify the IE by its identifier id and information field information. The function returns cfgUpdated, an MAC management frame-body configuration whose InformationElements property contains the appended IE.


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Add the DSSS Parameter Set information element to a WLAN MAC management frame-body configuration object by using the addIE object function. The element ID for this information element is 3. The information is '0b', representing the current channel (11) in hexadecimal format.

config = wlanMACManagementConfig('FrameType','Beacon');
id = 3;
information = '0b'
information = 
config = addIE(config,id,information);

Display the information elements of the frame-body configuration object by using the displayIEs object function.

Element ID: 0, Information: 0x64656661756C742053534944
Element ID: 1, Information: 0x8C98B0
Element ID: 3, Information: 0x0B

Input Arguments

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MAC management frame configuration, specified as a wlanMACManagementConfig object.

IE ID field, specified as a nonnegative integer in the interval [0,255]. For more information, see Table 9-92—Element IDs in [1].

Data Types: double

Value of information field in hexadecimal format, specified as a character vector or string scalar of hexadecimal octets. For more information, see Table 9-92—Element IDs in [1].

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Updated MAC management frame-body configuration, returned as a wlanMACManagementConfig object. The InformationElements property of this output contains the appended IE.


[1] IEEE Std 802.11™-2020 (Revision of IEEE Std 802.11-2016). “Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications.” IEEE Standard for Information technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between systems. Local and metropolitan area networks — Specific requirements.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
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Version History

Introduced in R2018b