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Time Capsule


Sorry to bother you with this, but I can't get answer anywhere. I'm running Wireshark, a network diagnostic software, on my macbook pro (mid 2010). I capture packets from my own computer but not from my other devices. I'm told to put my computer in "promiscuous" mode, and out of monitor. I got to accessories/utilities/preferences/ network/edit Then I given choices on "radio" Automatic, radio g/a, etc. My question is, is this the "promuscuous" mode?

asked 07 Oct '14, 20:01

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See the Wiki page on Wireless capture, in particular the sections for Mac OSX.

BTW, I can't work out what your question has to do with "Time Capsule".

answered 08 Oct '14, 02:39

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Thanks. Obviously TC has nothing to do with my issue, if it supports "pro mode". But thank you for your help.

(08 Oct '14, 08:49) fentonnyc

Promiscuous mode is for the adaptor making the capture, i.e. your macbook, it allows the adaptor to see all traffic, whereas normally it will filter out traffic for other stations.

(08 Oct '14, 09:17) grahamb ♦

Thanks again, I feel I'm getting closer. However, now my "root password" is required. I'm thinking it's my computer password, but it does not accept that command. Where does one find their correct "root password"?

(08 Oct '14, 09:32) fentonnyc