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I am using wireshark on a laptop do I need to install anything extra to get it to capture packets going through my wireless network card?

When I go to intrefaces it says there is no interfaces.

I am running wiresahrk 1.8.2 on Ubuntu.


asked 05 Oct '12, 06:58

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edited 05 Oct '12, 11:31

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You should either run Wireshark as root, or have a look on document for other ways to capture packets as non-root user.

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answered 05 Oct '12, 09:23

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Note that running as root is not recommended, hence the warnings that Wireshark issues when you do so.

(05 Oct '12, 12:11) grahamb ♦

<rant>And it would be great if the distribtion packagers would provide the means to easily setup these privileges...</rant> Thanks Balint for the Debian package.

(05 Oct '12, 14:35) Jaap ♦

See this similar question: ubuntu machine no interfaces listed

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answered 05 Oct '12, 12:12

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