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So I'm fairly new to packet sniffing, I am tech savvy to an extent.

What I am trying to do is monitor all network traffic between my router and the WAN.

(specifically I'm trying to see if I can sniff iMessage Data off my iPhone when connected to my home wifi)

can I use wireshark connect to the LAN or do I have to route LAN traffic through my computer running wire shark then to the WAN?

any insight and guidance is appreciated

asked 17 Feb '14, 22:08

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What is on the WAN side of your router, ATM or ethernet? i.e., do you have a CAT5 running from your router's WAN port to a bridged modem which has an ATM (phone) connection?

(18 Feb '14, 15:53) randyp

It should capture those packets if you running the program on the same PC as Wireshark. If it is a different PC you will likely not see that traffic because of the way an Ethernet switch works. You may want to review http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/Ethernet

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answered 18 Feb '14, 04:01

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