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I have a device that runs an embedded web server that I would like to capture packets from.

Since I can't run Wireshark from the device, I am guessing that I will need to setup a PC (that's running Wireshark) in front of the server. If my guess is correct, then I'm stuck on how to setup the PC to capture packets going in/out of the server - (I searched this forum, but couldn't find any info on how to do this).

If I have the wrong idea on how to go about capturing data for a device that is unable to run Wireshark, please set me straight on what I need to do.

asked 11 Jan '13, 13:33

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Obviously, the answer depends upon how the device is connected to a network; If ethernet then

See Ethernet capture setup

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answered 11 Jan '13, 14:08

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edited 11 Jan '13, 14:14

Thanks for the link - I now need to find an "old" hub. I never realized that when devices are attached to an old hub, that the packets are sent to all ports of the old hub (as opposed to a specific port)... this inefficient way of sending packets over the hubbed network makes it possible for a Wireshark'd PC to see all packets that are going over the network.

(12 Jan '13, 07:27) KTM
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