Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Wi-Fi packet capturing

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From: "Guy Harris" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 18:14:21 -0700 (PDT)
Moshe Haviv said:
> Does anyone have a patch or a method to enable network sniffing? I could
> not do that. The Wi-Fi NIC interface is seen as a legitimate choice at the
> side of my regular 10/100/1000 MBPS NIC but no packets are captured.
>
> I have ETHEREAL -.10.4 on XP and on Win2000 Professional.

If you just want to capture traffic to and from your machine, try turning
off promiscuous mode:

    http://www.ethereal.com/faq#q5.37

If you want to capture third-party traffic, try installing a modern Linux,
FreeBSD 5.2 or later, or NetBSD 2.0-beta or later - forget Windows.