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I'm using a proprietary wireless interface I installed its drivers but Wireshark is not detecting it I'm using UBUNTU

asked 09 Feb '14, 07:54

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edited 09 Feb '14, 07:56

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grahamb ♦

What version of Wireshark, what version of Ubuntu and most importantly what is your wireless card and what drivers are being loaded for it?

(09 Feb '14, 07:57) grahamb ♦

What is the output of the following commands

ifconfig -a
dumpcap -D -M

(09 Feb '14, 12:35) Kurt Knochner ♦

when you install the wireshark on UBUNTU be sure

  1. sudo groupadd wireshark
  2. sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USER
  3. sudo chgrp wirshark /usr/bin/dumpcap
  4. sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
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answered 10 Feb '14, 01:31

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edited 10 Feb '14, 04:19

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grahamb ♦

You need to install a winpcap driver (software ) for your UBUNTU.(linux)

There is no WinPcap for Linux!!

(10 Feb '14, 02:23) Kurt Knochner ♦

Nor AirPCap, that's Windows only as well.

(10 Feb '14, 03:12) grahamb ♦

sudo groupadd wireshark
* sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USER* sudo chgrp wirshark /usr/bin/dumpcap* sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap

(10 Feb '14, 03:58) adamali


If you change your answer, then you make all the subsequent comments look odd, instead edit your answer to add the new info.

In addition the user will have to log off and log on again after adding their account to the group.

(10 Feb '14, 04:18) grahamb ♦

This worked for me Ubuntu 14.04

(17 Dec '14, 17:54) mechsin
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