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I am using version 2.05, on an HP laptop running Windows 7. When I open the Capture Interfaces window (Capture-Options), I do not see the same screen as is shown in the UG (4.4. The “Capture Interfaces” dialog box – Figure 4.1)

On my version, the Traffic column only shows a graph of the traffic flow.

Specifically, I am looking for the two columns on the right of the window shown in the UG: Packets and Packets/s

asked 24 Aug '16, 12:42

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Despite the text in the User Guide stating that Capture -> Options displayed the Capture Interfaces dialog, it is actually the Capture -> Interfaces menu item that does so.

The menu item and dialog is in the legacy (GTK) version and has not been carried over to the new Qt version with the redesign of the presentation of capture interfaces using sparklines to show activity.

The documentation does need some updates though, thanks for pointing that out.

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answered 24 Aug '16, 15:16

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Thanks for the explanation.

NOTE: I cannot find the Capture->Interfaces menu selection. On the version I have installed (v2.05), the selections under the Capture drop down menu are: Options Start Stop Restart Capture Filters ... Refresh Interfaces

(24 Aug '16, 23:09) PHeat

Yes, the item Interfaces under the Capture menu has been removed in the 2.x Qt version, along with the associated Capture Interfaces dialog (or more accurately never implemented) as it was replaced by the graphical sparklines indicting interface traffic.

If you really want the old menu and dialog, then you'll have to run the legacy GTK version.

(25 Aug '16, 01:35) grahamb ♦
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