Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] How to diagnose "failure to capture" situation?
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 15:26:56 -0500
You may want to read this http://www.winpcap.org/misc/faq.htm#Q-16, and follow the link to http://www.micro-logix.com/WinPcap/Supported.asp to check on how successful others have been in using the particular adaptor you're trying to use Wireshark/WinPcap with.  You might also consider posting your question on the WinPcap mailing list, but you should probably indicate the specific adaptor and WinPcap version you're using.


From: [email protected] on behalf of Sake Blok
Sent: Sat 11/10/2007 2:53 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] How to diagnose "failure to capture" situation?

Hi Chris,

Many Windows drivers for Wireless cards do not support the "promiscuous"
mode well. Do you see any packets when you start a capture with promiscuous
mode off? Of course this means you will only see broadcasts, multicasts and
unicasts to/from the pc running Wireshark.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Markle" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 7:55 PM
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] How to diagnose "failure to capture" situation?

> Hi folks,
> I had a customer of ours install Wireshark 0.99.6a and WinPcap to help
> us disgnose a networking issue involving their Windows XP system. No
> matter what form of installing, uninstalling, rebooting, etc. we did,
> we could not get Wireshark to capture on his wireless interface. What
> I am used to seeing is when I open the Capture -> Interfaces window, I
> see packet counts on active interfaces, even if capture is not
> started. I see no packet counts on any of his interfaces even though
> his computer is clearly connected to the internet. Then if I try to
> capture on the wireless interface anyway, I see no packets captured.
> What kinds of things can I do to diagnose what's going on here?
> Thanks in advance.
> Chris
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