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Hi, Wireshark Doesn't detect USB datacards. Is there anyway to get this detected and run captures ?

asked 16 Jul '12, 21:03

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If by "USB datacard" you mean a USB adapter that connects to a mobile phone network for data access, then:

  • if this is on Windows, you may be seeing this problem with WinPcap;
  • if this is on some flavor of UN*X, such as Linux, there should be a PPP interface available on which to capture if you're connected to the network.
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answered 17 Jul '12, 14:04

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how would you solve this on osx?

(04 Aug '16, 23:42) theduduk

OS X is a flavor of UN*X (in fact, starting with Leopard, it's a UNIX(R)). If you have some mobile phone network USB network adapter plugged into a machine running OS X, you'll probably have an interface named ppp0 or something such as that, and you should be able to capture on that.

If, however, you want to capture traffic on the USB bus, that would be more difficult; Apple don't document any mechanism for doing that.

(05 Aug '16, 00:41) Guy Harris ♦♦

On Windows, I think you could work around this problem by capturing data using USBPcap and writing "USB datacards" dissector. I don't have any of such device and hence cannot precisely estimate how much work would that be.

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answered 31 Jul '13, 09:52

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On Windows, you might be able to do that if you're running Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and have Npcap, rather than WinPcap, installed.

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answered 05 Aug '16, 00:42

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