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I have Wireshark v 1.10.7 and WinPcap 4.1.3 on Windows 8.1 on Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless Network Adapter and I am trying to capture packets for an AP and it wont capture any packets. I went somewhere else with totally different AP's and it captured packets.

What do I do to capture packets?

asked 07 Jun '14, 16:51

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and it uses 802.11b/g.

(07 Jun '14, 16:52) kprovost7314

and it uses 802.11b/g.

Well, maybe your AP was using only 802.11n (including all attached clients). Although I'm not absolutely sure if you won't see any frame at all with a 802.11b/g adapter, it could be a possible explanation. Can you please check that?


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answered 09 Jun '14, 10:28

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