Please help me as I'm fairly new to this type of thing. I have a Windows 7 laptop and I need to use a cross-over cable to connect to another device via FTP. I need to download firmware to the memory of that device. Any way, the FTP of that device is unknown. Can I use Wireshark to capture that IP address so that I can setup the ethernet network and then use my cross-over cable to connect and make the needed file transfer? If anyone can help please list the steps in detail on how I do this. I downloaded Wireshark ver 1.8.3, but I'm not really sure where to begin. I did click the START button and I checked all the available capture devices but there is so much scrolling and so many IPs I'm lost at this point.
Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
asked 13 Nov '12, 08:22
If you at least know the MAC address of the interface of the device you want to FTP to, that would help. Anyway, you could setup your cross-over cable right away and have a look with Wireshark what comes up on the laptop. That would keep out all the other traffic.
If the device gets its IP address dynamically, then it probably falls back to a default when no DHCP server is around. Maybe you need to powercycle the device to trigger it to send something, or use a broadcast ping to poke it for an ARP response. This should tell you something about its IP address
answered 13 Nov '12, 09:02