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I got the follovwing matter under windows Vista with Wireshark 1.4.4 : "There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done"

The computer has WinPcap 4.1.2 installed and i have admin rights and i have an ethernet device (i'm currently using it to post this message !)

asked 17 Mar '11, 15:05

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edited 17 Mar '11, 15:05

... i have admin rights and i have an ethernet device ...

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I suspect that you are running Wireshark without elevated privileges (which is the safest way). (This is the default unless you use "run as administrator" to start Wireshark (not recommended)).

I also suspect that the NPF (Winpcap) driver is not running.

As noted in the above link the NPF driver needs to be started/running before trying to use Wireshark without elevated privileges.

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answered 17 Mar '11, 19:49

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edited 17 Mar '11, 19:51

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