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Looking to download a trial of your software to see if it will do what I need? will I be able to view traffic on a switch that I think im having problems with? can I use your software to monitor and capture information on a switch? please let me know Thank you.

asked 11 Jan '13, 06:52

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No need for a trial, Wireshark is free, both in terms of use, and ability to modify.

To capture traffic from a switch you will have to consider your switches capabilities, can it span or mirror a port? What model of switch is it?

See the CaptureSetup page on the Wiki for more info.

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answered 11 Jan '13, 06:56

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It's a HP V1910-16g smart switch it does port mirroring

(11 Jan '13, 07:27) jcgvette

Hopefully the rather fine manual that comes with your switch will tell you how to set up the mirroring, and then connect the PC with Wireshark installed on to the port where the traffic is being mirrored to.

(11 Jan '13, 07:37) grahamb ♦
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