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I have a PC with Wireshark installed, the program starts and runs OK but only sees a few IP addresses on the network - there are 1000 public & private IP addresses. Am I missing something fundamental?

asked 12 Jan '12, 11:55

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Yep: :)

Undoubtedly, your PC is on a switch which will send to your PC only packets addressed to your PC (and also broadcasts).

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answered 12 Jan '12, 12:05

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edited 12 Jan '12, 12:10

You are probably behind a switch of some sort within your network. You should read the Capture Setup article on the Wireshark wiki; specifically try to understand the Switched Ethernet section. Additionally, you may want to look at the Wireshark User's Guide for more information.

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answered 12 Jan '12, 12:08

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