I use Wireshark for capturing packages, get many frames.

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You see the left light blue background space, all are hex data, and right are converted words we can identify.

I mean whether the frame package itself is hex data? if is which layer convert the characters to the hex data?

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Data is binary-ones and zeros. Wireshark displays the data as hex characters so it’s easy to read.

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