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Missing 802.11 adapter



I just installed Wireshark 1.4.3 on Windows 7 64 bit and my Intel Centrino wireless adapter is not showing up in my interface list.

Anything special that I have to do to get the 802.11 side of things up and running?

The wired GigE interface that is built into the laptop is working just fine, but not the wireless interface.

Thanks, Dan

asked 23 Feb '11, 12:04

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2 Answers:


Capturing wireless traffic on Windows can be problematical,

See (especially the Windows paragraph) for some information.

answered 23 Feb '11, 13:30

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Under Windows 7 wireless NICs in many cases show up as "Microsoft" Interface Name... Try finding that one - apart from that you might want to take a look at the many other question regarding wireless capturing here at ask.wireshark before doing whatever you wanted to do ;)

answered 28 Feb '11, 06:25

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