I had been running wireshark successfully for some time. In late august, a microsoft update to my XP operating system locked my computer up and I had no alternative but to start from scratch and reload my operating system and all the programs that I was using. Since then, I cannot get Wireshark to work. My wireless works properly but when I try a wireshark packet capture I get the following message:
The hardware has been set to promiscuous mode so the first line is wrong. I know something is set wrong but I can't figure out what.
asked 24 Oct '10, 20:45
This is almost certainly a WinPcap problem; it probably got an error from the WinPcap driver. Try capturing with WinDump - without the "-p" flag, so that it tries to turn promiscuous mode on - and see whether it reports the same error. If so, this is definitely a WinPcap error, and you'll need to report it to the WinPcap developers.
answered 26 Oct '10, 20:53
Guy Harris ♦♦