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I'm new to this software, i've tried to connect my mobile phone to wireshark by the audio/power plug but the mobile did not appear at the interface, now i'm looking for some documentation in this website i find wireshark used only for ehternet switching networks or WLAN networks?

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asked 28 Jun '11, 08:26

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do i need to specify a new interface ?

(28 Jun '11, 08:39) Youssef Naki

What are you trying to do?

Do you want to capture the raw GSM over-the-air data?

(28 Jun '11, 10:59) Guy Harris ♦♦

hi again ! sorry for the late reply !!!

Yes i want to capture DTAP and other signalling packets by using my phone LG GW525 , can you help me ?

sincerly yours

(04 Sep '11, 17:39) Youssef Naki

Unfortunately, most mobile phones don't support capturing raw GSM/UMTS/cdmaOne/CDMA2000/LTE/WiMAX/etc. traffic. That's why you didn't find anything about using Wireshark for that purpose - there's very little that can be done to capture that traffic, and none of it is integrated with libpcap/WinPcap for Wireshark to use.

One project to capture GSM traffic is AirProbe. However, it requires special software-defined radio hardware and the GNU Radio software to drive it. I couldn't find anything about using an LG GW525 to sniff GSM/UMTS traffic.

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answered 04 Sep '11, 18:29

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Hi Harris

Sorry for my late reply (again!:( :s ) Thank you so much for your help

i've found a project runned by a German guy (welte harald) he's working on a project called OpenBTS anyway he's working with Airprobe and Motorola cell phone model c123 with linux, i'll try this and let you know of my results


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