Is anyone aware of any USB to Ethernet adapters whose chipset/Windows drivers can operate in promiscuous mode?
I need to replace my aging brick of a laptop and my workplace has given me a choice between a cheap laptop with a screen resolution worse than my old one (old is 1280x1024 and new would be 1366x768) or a Microsoft Surface Pro. The Surface Pro has the highest screen res and is the most portable so I'd like to give that a go unfortunately it also has no ethernet port.
Is promiscuous mode even that necessary for packet sniffing? A basic question I know but I've never had problems capturing what I've needed using whatever computer I've had to hand at the time.
asked 04 Nov '15, 02:02
I'm using these, and they work fine for me in promiscuous mode:
I have to say I'm not owning a Surface Pro, but with my Win8.1 Ultrabook (which has no Ethernet ports) they work without a problem.
answered 04 Nov '15, 02:05
edited 04 Nov '15, 02:07