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 behavior of wireless connectivity-enabled devices, e.g., Internet of Things (IoT) devices, is vital 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 the inclusive behavior of IoT devices. This paper presents network traffic trace data of D-Link IoT devices from packet and frame levels. A data collection experiment was conducted in the Network Systems and Signal Processing (NSSP) laboratory at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). All the required devices, such as IoT devices, workstations, smartphones, laptops, USB Ethernet adapters, and USB WiFi adapters, have been configured accordingly to capture and store network traffic traces of the fourteen IoT devices in the laboratory. These IoT devices were from the same manufacturer (D-Link) and were of different types, such as cameras, home hubs, door-window sensors, and smart plugs.