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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Promiscuous Mode Reply with quote

I took a networking class last semester which required that I use wireshark. I used it on Windows and wanted to try out some stuff with it, but never had the chance. Since then, I have switched to Linux and I am interested in doing some of the experiments I conceived during my networking class.

I know that if I want to do packet sniffing, I need to enable Promiscuous Mode on my wireless adapter. I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Card. Does anyone know how I would go about enabling Promiscuous Mode on it?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, let wireshark to the job.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed wireshark has an option for promiscuous mode in its capture options. I had no idea that was there.

Thanks for telling me about it. I will try to read programs' GUI options more carefully in the future before googling it (and then asking here).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

remember that you must run wireshark as root in order to enable promisc mode
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devilheart wrote:
remember that you must run wireshark as root in order to enable promisc mode


I did not know that. Thankyou for telling me.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

otherwise you can capture traffic with tcpdump ad analyze it later with wireshark (running as user)
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