It sees my Ethernet interface, but my wireless interfaces are displayed as "Microsoft" and of coarse don't have a properties of a wireless interfaces! I used to capture packets with my Belkin USB wireless adaptor on CommView, because my built-in wi-fi card doesn't support monitor mode, so I know it works. At that moment I had WinPcap 4.1.1. I tryed to roll back WinPcap, but it didn't help!
asked 04 Oct '12, 13:05
edited 04 Oct '12, 14:43
First of all, the adapter is just called "Microsoft" because that is the name the driver reported. You can change it at the Prefences -> Capture -> Edit Interfaces -> Comment. Second, if you're capturing on Windows you need AirPCAP adapters to be able to record 802.11 layer information with Wireshark, but I guess you already know that.
answered 04 Oct '12, 13:29
You'll have to use CommView (which probably provides its own driver for the adapter) or possibly Microsoft Network Monitor, which will use the adapter's own driver but which has a driver that connects to the adapter driver and, unlike the WinPcap driver, does so in a way that, on Windows Vista and later, supports monitor mode if the adapter's driver does (although there are adapters that have drivers that "support" it but with bugs). (Network Monitor doesn't support monitor mode on Windows XP.)
answered 04 Oct '12, 18:42
Guy Harris ♦♦