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My house has a wireless network, with a Netgear router that is password protected. I am on my desktop, which initially to get internet I had to bridge the connection between it and a laptop. The other week, I bought a Netgear N300 Wireless USB adapter. Anyways, I was using Wireshark the other week while the desktop was tethered to my laptop. Now, however, I have the USB adapter. When I open Wireshark, I see the interface list, which only shows my wired connection, that isn't even active. My question is, how do I get my USB adapter to show up in the 'interfaces' list? I would really like to get to know how to use Wireshark better, but I am not going to bridge a connection between my desktop and laptop forever. Any help is greatly appreciated!

asked 20 Apr '12, 10:08

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Wireshark supports an adapter if and only if libpcap/WinPcap, and the underlying capture mechanism it supports, does so, as Wireshark relies on libpcap/WinPcap for capturing.

If this is Windows, you should see whether WinDump recognizes the adapter. If not, this is a WinPcap bug, and should be reported to the WinPcap developers.

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answered 20 Apr '12, 10:52

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