Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Missing Interface Name on Windows Vista forwireshark
From: "Gianluca Varenni" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 08:16:38 -0800
I think that those interfaces are exported as dialup connections. Under Vista WinPcap does *not* support dialup-like interfaces.
Can you please post the output of ipconfig -a?


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Subject: [Wireshark-dev] Missing Interface Name on Windows Vista forwireshark


I intend to use Wireshark to capture packets on a network interface that is basically a USB connected mobile device, the latter acts as a modem. The Operating System I am using is Windows Vista.
When I open the Wireshark Capture option it does not list the network 
interface connected to the Mobile device and hence I cannot capture any 
packets on that specific interface.
When I do an ipconfig –a option on the Command prompt I can see a IP 
address allocated to my workstation with some other requisite entries. I 
can even browse through on the web whilst connected through the modem..
Can someone suggest a way in which I can see the network Interface in my 
capture Screen of wireshark on Windows Vista?
Has anyone else encountered this problem earlier or have I missed out on 
This problem definitely does not arise when using Wireshark on Windows XP.
I have encountered this problem using 2 different mobile devices Samsung and Nokia.


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