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Hi. I experienced problem when I tried to launch applications in company network after I had established full vpn network access from home => I have obtained IP address(eg. in company network. This was assigned to my PPP Adaptor (shown in ipconfig) and not wireless nic interface.

I am using f5 VPN and windows7.

I turned on wireshark and realised the Capture Interface does not include the PPP Interface assigned with

I googled and saw suggestions that the latest Winpcap 4.1.3 may not support capture over VPN,and I should downgrade to Winpcap 3.1. So I tried to install Winpcap 3.1 on Windows7 but I got error "installation not supported on this OS"

Btw, if this capture over vpn from can work, am I right to assume that wireshark can capture the ip and tcp info for corresponding access over the VPN for analysis and only data is encrypted?

I seek advice from experts like u : )

asked 28 Mar '14, 20:29

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The F5 VPN client should install a virtual network adapter, but I assume you are using the clientless version which does not. The WinPcap FAQ says that it's not possible to capture PPP/VPN connections on Win 7 and some third party VPN implementation are not detected because of their unclean NDIS intermediate driver structure. See

If you can, install the F5 VPN client or use MS Network Monitor instead of Wireshark to capture the traffic.

In general the traffic will be in clear text (if it was not encrypted by an application) on the VPN interface and encrypted on your physical interface.

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answered 29 Mar '14, 17:19

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Thanks for responding.

I have installed the F5 VPN client prior to Wireshark capture with no success(cannot detect PPP adaptor assigned with assigned ip address from VPN gateway)

I have also tried installing MS Network Monitor to capture the traffic with no success(cannot detect PPP adaptor assigned with assigned ip address from VPN gateway)


(02 Apr '14, 01:38) walnut23

Are you using Firepass or APM?

(03 Apr '14, 00:37) Roland
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