I set Wireshark to monitor mode in order to capture all 802.11 frames, but it seems that it is stuck in one channel (channel 1). What I want is to scan all channels. Demo purposes.
Is there any way to configure Wireshark in MAC for doing so?
asked 09 Oct '17, 11:20
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answered 09 Oct '17, 12:00
Unfortunately, Wireshark doesn't currently support channel scanning on any platform, and doesn't currently support setting the channel via the Wireshark GUI on macOS.
answered 10 Oct '17, 00:25
Guy Harris ♦♦
The tool you want to use to scan all channels on a MAC with configurable dwell time and collect packets is:
This will do an offline collection then you can open the saved trace file in Wireshark (either automatically or manually). I assume you already know that the traces won't really be coherent - you will only get a small sample from each channel (depending on dwell time) and it is offline - it will collect packets then when you stop the collection process it will write them to disk for ex post facto analysis. I don't know if that is good enough for your needs or not.
I'd consider moving to a linux platform if this does not meet your needs.
answered 10 Oct '17, 02:01