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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

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edited 25 Jun '11, 22:18

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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.

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answered 25 Jun '11, 20:55

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