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I have a receiver on usb that sends packets to host 127.0.0.1, port 31001. How can I get wireshark to display these packets? I am not interested in capturing, just displaying to insure the receiver is sending packets ok.

asked 07 Dec '12, 22:25

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You can't display packets unless something has captured them. If the packets are being sent to 127.0.0.1, that's a loopback address, so you might only see it if you can capture on a loopback address, which you can't do on all operating systems.

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answered 08 Dec '12, 00:37

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Thank you, Guy. That was what I was afraid of after reading the help files and faq's. I thought I might have to develope a small program to read the port involved. I do have a program that does, and decodes the packets, it is not my program, so I cannot modify it. Again, thanks for your fast reply. John

(08 Dec '12, 02:32) krychak4a
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