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The capture session could not be initiated (just on windows) ?



When i try to capture on windows seven i get this error :

"The capture session could not be initiated (failed to set hardware filter to promiscuous mode). Please check that "DeviceNPF_{2879FC56-FA35-48DF-A0E7-6A2532417BFF}" is the proper interface."

I made i search about that and i found that it was impossible de do that on windows without deactivating the promiscuous mode. So is that possible on Linux Ubuntu with the same wire adapter ?


asked 17 Sep '11, 10:10

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Is the adapter in question an Ethernet adapter, a Wi-Fi adapter, or some other type of adapter?

(17 Sep '11, 23:51) Guy Harris ♦♦