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8.2.2.5 Denial of Service

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    There can be two types of DoS attacks which can interrupt the WLAN normal operations: RF Jamming and Overwhelming the AP with manipulated field durations. In RF Jamming, the attacker generates and transmits excessive signals at 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz (Dual band Wi-Fi routers operate on this band) which eventually creates interference between the signals and makes it hard for the legitimate devices to communicate. The overwhelming of AP with manipulated field duration attack is a typical DoS attack which occupies the resources by sending unnecessary large packets which prevents the legitimate users to gain access of the resources.


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