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I recently installed Wireshark on my Windows 7 PC and noticed that most of the packets were either broadcast, multicast, or to/from my own machine. I want to capture packets from my iPhone. My PC is connected to the same wi-fi network that my iPhone is. Is there any way to get wireshark to read packets sent and received from another device on the same wireless network? Keep in mind I don't know a great deal of information about networking, so please explain how to do this in layman's terms.

asked 01 Jan '17, 06:23

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Is your WIFI network listed in Windows as a "secure" one? If so, is it important to you that the iphone's traffic be captured in an unencrypted form?

(01 Jan '17, 10:37) Quadratic

It's complicated, especially on Windows, as you need to get the wireless interface into "Monitor Mode". See the wiki page on WLAN capture.

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answered 01 Jan '17, 06:28

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