I've been interested in networking for awhile and have a basic question that was never answered or brought up in any of my classes.
I was looking at the 802.11 WLAN frame format:
It looks like the order of the 802.11 MAC header starts with the Frame Control field (2 Bytes), which is the Version, then the Type, Subtype, and then the Frame Control Flags, in that order.
I then looked at a Wireshark capture and saw that for some reason the bits were "reversed":
If the 802.11 MAC header shows that the "Protocol Version" is "first", why does Wireshark show it to be the two bits on the "right" most in the Frame Control field bits?
When computers receive bits over the wire (or in this case over RF), do they really receive the bits in the order that Wireshark is showing?