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Can I use wireshark to monitor bandwidth of computers over my network


Can I use wireshark on my pc (connected through ethernet) to monitor the bandwidth usage of my roommates on their wireless laptops?

asked 08 Nov '10, 14:56

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Yes - if you can capture their traffic. You will need an adapter that goes into promiscuous mode and monitor mode. If on Windows, check out the AirPcap Adapter from

answered 08 Nov '10, 17:09

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