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hi, i am using dell laptop with broadcom wireless card and i am not able to sniff using this? but i am able to get data using the ms network monitor? can anyone suggest how can i sniff from wireshark?

-Ravi

asked 29 Oct '14, 03:47

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WinPcap (the capture library of Wireshark on Windows) does not support monitor mode on Windows.

http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/WLAN#Turning_on_monitor_mode

So, you can only capture your own wireless traffic. However, some wireless drivers don't support promiscuous mode either. In that case you won't be able to capture on that interface at all.

Sometimes, it's much easier to capture wireless traffic on Linux. So, you could try to run the laptop with Linux (Kali Linux).

http://www.kali.org/

See also here:

https://ask.wireshark.org/questions/26347/unable-to-capture-wireless-traffic-on-monitor-mode-on-ubuntu-1004-version

Regards
Kurt

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answered 29 Oct '14, 04:48

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