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can wireshark sniff the data directly from a mobile phone or does does the phone have to go through my router for it to pick up the packets??

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asked 07 Jan '14, 07:55

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What kind of traffic are you trying to catch? if its 802.11 (wirless) - you can use this guide WLAN

If you are talking about 3G - I never able to capture 3G traffic with wireless (even with 3G modem - as it seem to have some kind of issue with Winpcap) - maybe one of the experts can assist here...-

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answered 07 Jan '14, 19:04

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For 802.11, see Boaz Galil's answer.

For mobile phone networks (2G, 3G, etc.):

  • If you're trying to run Wireshark on some machine other than your mobile phone, capturing traffic to and from your mobile phone isn't possible without specialized hardware and software.

  • If you're trying to capture with software running on the phone (or on a machine with a mobile phone network modem), IP traffic will probably appear as PPP traffic, so the Wireshark Wiki CaptureSetup/PPP page applies. ("WinPcap" implies "Windows", and that page says "doesn't work on modern versions of Windows".)

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answered 07 Jan '14, 19:22

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