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I use a Realtek RTL8187 USB adapter and it seems not to be recognized by Wireshark.

The capture session could not be initiated (failed to set hardware filter to promiscuous mode).

Please check that "DeviceNPF_{FF58589B-5BF6-4A78-988F-87B508471370}" is the proper interface.

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asked 04 Jan '11, 13:38

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Open the Capture Options dialog and uncheck "Capture packets in promiscuous mode". Then start your capture again.

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answered 04 Jan '11, 15:00

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