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GeoIP Nothing Shows on Map


I have GeoIP configured in Wireshark, and when I go to Statistics > Endpoints and click on the IPv4 tab, I see location information, including latitude and longitude. However, when I click on the Map button, I always get a blank map; no locations are shown.

I'm using IE 8. When I click the Map button, I get a bar across the top that says "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this page from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer. Click here for options." I click on the bar, and then click "Allow Blocked Content..." I get a second warning that ends with "Are you sure you want to let this file run active content?" I click "Yes," and the map appears, but there are never any location points shown.

Any ideas on why I'm getting location information, but not seeing the locations on the map?

asked 10 Feb '12, 19:57

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Jim Aragon
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edited 11 Feb '12, 21:34


I never got it working with IE. I use Mozilla Firefox (set Firefox as default browser).

(10 Feb '12, 22:34) joke

That did it. I just made Firefox the default browser. I did not change any settings, and it worked immediately.

(11 Feb '12, 13:49) Jim Aragon

I'm getting all the GeoIP lacation info as well, but I get a blank browser page in Firefox, Chrome, and IE. Java script is enabled. No pop-up issues or warnings either. I can open a browser within Wireshark, e.g. Help/Website just fine. Both Wireshark 1.6 and 1.8 have the same problem. I'm running on Win7 64bit, any ideas?

(29 Aug '12, 13:16) GoogleShark

2 Answers:


If the GeoIP mapping stuff is, for example, generating Web pages that use Javascript, perhaps IE is being more paranoid here than Firefox, and perhaps either that, or (*sigh*) browser differences in the handling of Javascript, or both, are causing the problem.

You should probably file a bug on the Wireshark Bugzilla for this.

answered 11 Feb '12, 18:39

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edited 11 Feb '12, 21:01

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You should probably file a bug on the Wireshark Bugzilla for this.

Done. Bug 6834.

(11 Feb '12, 20:58) Jim Aragon


The bug that caused this problem, tracked in Wireshark's bugzilla database as bug 5016 (of which there were several duplicates including bugs 6834, 7040, and 7540) has been fixed in the just-released Wireshark 1.8.3 and 1.6.11 versions. Visit the Wireshark download page to download and update your version of Wireshark in order to fix this problem.

answered 02 Oct '12, 19:04

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I'm running Latest version of Wireshark with Windows 8.1 64 Bit

When the map loads all the Tiles show as broken images. although the location data is itself plotted. Tested with Chrome, Firefox and IE11

(07 Dec '13, 23:46) ravenstar68

Not sure what's changed but the map has now started working for me in all my browsers.

If it's down to you guys then thanks.


(08 Dec '13, 21:56) ravenstar68