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I want to wireshark the packets being sent and received via the serial port on my computer, it is a windows xp. How can I go about this?

asked 22 Jul '13, 10:30

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If the answer is still actual:

COM port sniffer for Windows -

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answered 09 Oct '13, 00:52

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edited 09 Oct '13, 00:53

You can't capture traffic of a COM port (serial Port) on Windows with Wireshark, as the capturing library (WinPcap) does not support this.

What you need is a COM port sniffer for Windows. Please google that. You will find tools like these:

BTW: There seems to be a way to capture serial port traffic with Wireshark and named pipes. However, you would need a helper tool.

I think it's easier to go for the COM port sniffers I mentioned first.


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answered 22 Jul '13, 14:24

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This is a great product I've been using for years if you haven't already seen it

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answered 15 Mar '16, 11:36

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I capture any serial data with the software -

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answered 28 Feb '17, 07:51

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