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Hi, I want to capture packets from a 3g usb modem via wireshark. Currently I am unable to view the usb modem in the Interface list. Is there any way or workaround by which I can let wireshark identify the usb modem and capture packets from it. Thanks

asked 25 Nov '10, 14:46

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If this is on Windows, unfortunately, capturing on PPP-based interfaces such as dial-up interfaces - and mobile phone modem interfaces, which, I think, look like dial-up interfaces on Windows - is only supported by WinPcap, and thus only supported by Wireshark, on Windows 2000 and 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, as per the WinPcap FAQ question Q-5. It is not, for example, supported on WIndows Vista or WIndows 7.

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answered 26 Nov '10, 23:18

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when will you provide this USB network interface monitoring in Win8/8.1/10 etc....

(25 Feb '15, 02:58) gks

This needs to be asked to the WinPcap folks, which a separate project that not affiliated to Wireshark. In the meantime, you can capture the traffic at USB level by using USBPcap: http://desowin.org/usbpcap/

(25 Feb '15, 04:41) Pascal Quantin
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