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When I originally installed Wireshark a few months ago, the active interface showed up and I was able to collect and analyze packets with no problem. Then, out of the blue, the interface stopped showing up and I cannot get it to show.

Doing an "ifconfig" reveals the interface just fine:

en1: flags=8863<up,broadcast,smart,running,simplex,multicast> mtu 1500
    ether 88:63:df:c7:1b:37 
    inet6 fe80::8a63:dfff:fec7:1b37%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 
    inet 192.168.1.16 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
    nd6 options=1<performnud>
    media: autoselect
    status: active
I am using Version 2.0.4 (v2.0.4-0-gdd7746e from master-2.0)

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asked 26 Jun '16, 08:44

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edited 26 Jun '16, 12:13

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I found the problem. In the preferences->advanced dialog there is an attribute called "capture.devices_hide". It was set to en1. (I don't know how it got set) I reset it to the default, (blank), and that fixed the problem.

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answered 27 Jun '16, 08:43

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@Andy Frush, although it may seem funny, the next step is to accept your own Answer using the checkmark icon next to it. Questions with an accepted Answer are shown in green in the list to indicate they have been usefully answered. And the only person who can Accept an Answer is the author of the Question.

(28 Jun '16, 00:46) sindy
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