This is our old Q&A Site. Please post any new questions and answers at ask.wireshark.org.

Hello Experts, I use wireshark for the first time and see it as a geat powerfull tool. unfortunately i can not find any method to capeter my communication via my gprs modem. (Only the Ethernet adapters of my laptop are in the list of capter interfaces)

Is there any method to capter GPRS traffic ?

System Info: Laptop with win vista SP1, 32 bit GPRS Modem Huawei E160G via USB.

Thanks a lot for your help.

ps. the programm's name is wireshark, but maybe i can capture wireless data ???

asked 25 Jun '11, 14:43

hape01's gravatar image

hape01
1111
accept rate: 0%

edited 25 Jun '11, 22:18

Guy%20Harris's gravatar image

Guy Harris ♦♦
17.4k335196


As question 5 in the WinPcap FAQ indicates, PPP devices are not supported on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Mobile phone modems show up as PPP devices, so you cannot capture on them.

The "wire" in Wireshark nonwithstanding, Wireshark is, in principle, capable of capturing on wireless networks. However, it is dependent on the capabilities of the OS it's running on, and the capture mechanism it uses, so if, on some particular OS, those don't support capturing on, for example, mobile phone modems, or Wi-Fi adapters, you won't be able to capture on them on that OS.

permanent link

answered 25 Jun '11, 20:55

Guy%20Harris's gravatar image

Guy Harris ♦♦
17.4k335196
accept rate: 19%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×21
×8
×5

question asked: 25 Jun '11, 14:43

question was seen: 5,431 times

last updated: 25 Jun '11, 22:18

p​o​w​e​r​e​d by O​S​Q​A