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Can I merge or concatanate a wireless PCAP capture file with a wired PCAP capture file?

asked 14 Sep '12, 09:15

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No that's not possible as mergecap will print this error message:

mergecap -w out.cap http.cap wlan.pcap
mergecap: Can't open or create out.cap: Files from that network type can't be saved in that format

You can force a new encapsulation type with -T (e.g. ether), but then Wireshark cannot dissect the included wireless frames.

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Kurt

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answered 14 Sep '12, 12:53

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...and if you try to use -F to force the output file to be a pcap-ng file, the resulting file won't be readable, due to bugs.

(14 Sep '12, 14:37) Guy Harris ♦♦
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