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my Intel 3945ABG adapter running the is not shown as wireless, so I can't set any channels or wireless settings. Promiscous mode works fine, I see a lot of packets from other computers in my WLAN. Is there any way to tell Wireshark that this is a wireless card?

Thx in advance!

asked 01 Oct '11, 06:10

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No. Wireshark does not itself include any code to talk to individual network adapters; it relies on the OS's drivers and on its mechanisms for doing captures on network adapters (or, on Windows, on the OS's NDIS mechanism and WinPcap's code that plugs into NDIS to capture traffic), so it has to rely on the OS to provide capture support, including anything special for wireless adapters.

On Windows, support for capturing on wireless interfaces is very limited; it does not include setting channels, for example. Even the less-limited support on some UNXes (Linux, BSD, Mac OS X) does not support setting channels inside Wireshark; the only Wi-Fi adapters on which you can set the channel inside Wireshark are AirPcap adapters, which have their own special driver with which Wireshark communicates.

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answered 01 Oct '11, 12:45

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