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Hello I want to catch probe requests from nearby mobile devices. I search examples. But I have some questions.

1) Can I use my own computer's wi-fi device (intel dual band wireless-ac 3165) for catching probe requests? I try this with wireshark but it is show me only packages between network and my computer.

2) I have this usb adapter. If I use this device with wireshark can I catch probe requests without any network?

Everytime I try use wireshark for catching packages it shows me only between network and my computer. I use Ubuntu 16.04 and Wireshark 2.2.3.

asked 01 Jul '17, 16:29

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Most likely the WiFi adapter is not set to monitor mode. Please read the following wiki, particularly the difference between promiscuous and monitor mode:

https://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/WLAN

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answered 01 Jul '17, 21:28

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