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When I connect to WiFi network and try to capture packets, I only see PPI protocols in Wireshark and nothing else. How do I get Wireshark to show me more than just PPI?

asked 23 Nov '11, 13:46

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edited 23 Nov '11, 14:53

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By "I only see PPI protocols in Wireshark and nothing else" do you mean that Wireshark shows a dissection of the PPI pseudo-header but doesn't show anything running atop PPI, such as 802.11? If so, could you show a detailed dissection of one of the packets? There are some cases for 802.11n where the PPI dissector won't pass on the payload to the 802.11 dissector; this might be one of them.

(24 Nov '11, 01:24) Guy Harris ♦♦

Go for and please use the search function on this Q&A site e.g. with the string "wireless" and check if you already set everything up right.

If you don't manage to get it running then please give more input and details about your capture setup by editing your question here.


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answered 24 Nov '11, 00:25

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