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How do I configure Wireshark to capture Bluetooth traffic?

asked 24 Sep '10, 06:14

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edited 28 Mar '11, 18:11

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I can capture the bluetooth traffic in ubuntu, as long as you establish a PAN using blueman. Then there will be an interface named pan0 in your wireshark. but it is in ethernet header format

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answered 15 Jan '13, 15:29

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No, Wireshark can not currently capture Bluetooth traffic. See

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answered 28 Mar '11, 11:22

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On what operating system is this? The Wiki page mentioned above is out-of-date - recent versions of libpcap can, on Linux, capture Bluetooth traffic. On other operating systems, capturing on Bluetooth is not supported.

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answered 28 Mar '11, 18:09

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Guy, would you mind updating the Bluetooth wiki page? Looking at the libpcap CHANGES file, it's not clear to me which version of libpcap first supported capturing Bluetooth on Linux. The release notes for libpcap v0.9.6 indicates, "Add Bluetooth support", but it's unclear if that support was for capturing Bluetooth traffic on Linux or for only reading Bluetooth capture files created from the hcidump utility as currently mentioned on the wiki? I suspect the latter since that wiki page was last updated on 4-12-2008 and 0.9.6 was released on 4-27-2007.

(30 Mar '11, 14:20) cmaynard ♦♦

Whole Blueooth are now supported. There is also special Bluetooth interface named Bluetooth0 (1, 2, etc.) Also you can sniffing Bluetooth by USB (Bluetooth USB dongle).

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answered 17 Apr '13, 01:23

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