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Wireshark format error when capturing on multiple USB interfaces on the same machine



I am trying to run tshark on mutliple USB interfaces using the below command. Note that, in both HUBs multiple USB devices are connected. Also, when I am running on both interfaces separately, it runs perfectly.

tshark.exe -i 5 -i 6


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Can anyone please help me on this.

Thanks in advance!!

asked 30 May '17, 08:26

Ganesan's gravatar image

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edited 30 May '17, 08:26

One Answer:


For some reason, dumpcap (which is what tshark is running to capture the traffic) thinks it's reading something from a pipe.

This appears to be a bug. Please file a bug about this at the Wireshark Bugzilla.

answered 30 May '17, 14:53

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Thanks for the reply Guy Harris. Created Bug 13742.

(30 May '17, 22:08) Ganesan