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I am slowly working my way through the Wireshark Network Analysis book. I am trying to replicate the example on page 166 Chapter 5. The example figure 98 shows ethers.txt I created both files one without and one with a file extension. Both in my profiles directory. I have tried restarting Wireshark but I am unable to get Wireshark to recognize the name of my NIC.

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asked 22 Dec '13, 09:29

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edited 22 Dec '13, 10:26

Verify that the preference to enable MAC address resolution is enabled in the profile you're using. Do this via: Edit -> Preferences -> Name Resolution -> Resolve MAC addresses.

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answered 22 Dec '13, 10:21

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It's Checked. Still not working.

(22 Dec '13, 10:25) EdJ

It doesn't look like the ethers file works in profiles. For now, try placing it in the top-level preferences directory. You may want to file a bug report for allowing separate per-profile ethers files.

(22 Dec '13, 10:31) cmaynard ♦♦

Not in 1.10.5 - I'm still on 1.10.4 but it works there ...

Before updating ethers in my personal configuration folder alt text

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answered 22 Dec '13, 10:04

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