Wireshark-users: [Wireshark-users] Monitoring all traffic on a secure wireless network with a Mac
From: Gail <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:05:09 -0400
Hi all,

I downloaded Wireshark, and when I sniffed my network, it only gave me packets going to and from my computer.  I read somewhere that perhaps I could use Kismac to do a Dump of all traffic on my network and then analyze it with Wireshark.

The problem is my network has a hidden SSID and password.... so I have to capture everything as encrypted.   But I know all that information (the SSID and password since it's my network)... but I don't see anywhere I can decrypt the dump in Wireshark so that I can inspect the packets and look at web usage, etc.

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to do this.. I just want to set up a wireless client that will passively monitor everything on my secure network and that I can make sure that no one is misusing my network later.  Whether I use Kismac or not doesn't matter... but I would like to use OSX (either Tiger or Leopard).

Thanks very much,