Packet-level and IEEE 802.11 MAC frame-level network traffic traces data of the D-Link IoT devices

Published in Data in Brief, 2021

Recommended citation: Rajarshi Chowdhury, Sandhya Aneja, Nagender Aneja, Pg Abas "Packet-level and IEEE 802.11 MAC frame-level network traffic traces data of the D-Link IoT devices." Data in Brief, 2021. vol. 37 pp. 107208 doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107208

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Abstract: With the growth of wireless network technology-based devices, identifying the communication behaviour of wireless connectivity enabled devices, e.g. Internet of Things (IoT) devices, is one of the vital aspects, in managing and securing IoT networks. Initially, devices use frames to connect to the access point on the local area network and then, use packets of typical communication protocols through the access point to communicate over the Internet. Toward this goal, network packet and IEEE 802.11 media access control (MAC) frame analysis may assist in managing IoT networks efficiently, and allow investigation of inclusive behaviour of IoT devices. This paper presents network traffic traces data of D-Link IoT devices from packet and frame levels. Data collection experiment has been conducted in the Network Systems and Signal Processing (NSSP) laboratory at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). All the required devices, such as IoT devices, workstation, smartphone, laptop, USB Ethernet adapter, and USB WiFi adapter, have been configured accordingly, to capture and store network traffic traces of the 14 IoT devices in the laboratory. These IoT devices were from the same manufacture (D-Link) with different types, such as camera, home-hub, door-window sensor, and smart-plug.