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I'm on a windows 7 machine and part of my college labs is to capture data in 'monitor mode', as we know that is not available on the windows 7 version of wireshark. If I install it on Ubuntu through VMware on the windows machine will I be able to use the monitor mode affectingly

asked 04 Oct '13, 02:11

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edited 04 Oct '13, 02:30

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I think another possibility is to use Microsoft Network Monitor to do the capture and then to use Wireshark to analyze the capture.

See comment under unable-to-capture-packets-promiscuously-on-wi-fi-on-windows

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answered 04 Oct '13, 05:06

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edited 04 Oct '13, 05:07

Not on the internal wlan interface as that is still handled by Windows7 and will be mapped to an ethernet interface on the linux VM.

You can either:

  1. Boot your system with a Linux Live CD (like Kali)
  2. Use an USB wifi adapter that is supported by your linux distro and make VMware map the USB wifi adapter to your VM instead of the Windows7 host OS.
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answered 04 Oct '13, 02:15

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edited 04 Oct '13, 02:16

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