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Im facing problem that i have to catch packets between two devices on local network ethernet/ wifi : tv and iphone. Thats mean none of this devices is my computer. What is the most easy & effective solution ?

asked 27 Feb '14, 06:41

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Problem in catching packets between two devices is that they doesnt comming to pc becouse the packets going directly to second device...

I solved this problem with ARP poisoning tool Cain & Abel , then packets was going to my pc and i was able to catch any packets on local network...

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answered 03 Mar '14, 02:56

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What is the most easy & effective solution ?

well, that depends on your environment and your skills ;-))

I guess the TV is connected via ethernet and the iPhone is connected via wlan, like this:

TV --- ethernet --- WLAN router --- Internet
iPhone --- wlan/wifi --- 

Now, you have two options:

  • capture the ethernet traffic of the TV set
  • capture the wlan/wifi traffic of the iPhone

Capturing the ethernet traffic is (sometimes) easier than wlan/wifi traffic, however, you would need additional equipment (a TAP, or a switch with port mirror functionality), see:

Capturing the wlan/wifi traffic on a Windows box requires additional hardware (AirPcap) or special capture software. If you don't have that, I suggest to use Linux to capture wlan/wifi traffic: (see also numerous tutorials on youtube and google).


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answered 02 Mar '14, 09:12

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Thanks for answer ! I found solution which is probably most easiest.. check my answer

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