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I'm using the 64-bit version of Wireshark on a Windows 7 laptop and in the program when I go to Capture->Interfaces, it does not show the wireless adapter of the laptop. It shows the Ethernet card of the laptop but not the wireless.

Is there a way to add the wireless card to the interface list?

I primarily use the laptop with a wireless network and so was under the impression that monitoring the wireless network should be possible.


asked 04 May '12, 20:46

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Wireshark relies on WinPCAP libraries to detect interfaces, and provide the capturing interface. As far as I know, if it isn't listed, the interface isn't supported. I would suggest find out the wireless chipset you have (use the Windows Device Manager), and research at

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answered 04 May '12, 20:57

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Windows and wireless interfaces and captures are not happy bedfellows. See the WLAN capture page on the Wiki for more info.

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answered 05 May '12, 03:05

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