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I can't see the HTTP packets of another computer connected in my own private network

asked 2019-08-17 10:43:53 +0000

MasterTech gravatar image

Hi, I have just started using Wireshark software. I'm doing some tests on my home network to try to view another computer's HTTP packages. For example web pages, usernames, passwords, etc. When the other PC searches the web on my computer with wireshark there is no navigation from that IP address. How can I do? Thank you

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You'll need to describe your home network a bit more. Is it wired, or WiFi?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-08-17 11:15:25 +0000 )edit

It is wired

MasterTech gravatar imageMasterTech ( 2019-08-17 11:21:53 +0000 )edit

I have a FritzBox router where a gigabit switch is connected. My two computers are connected on the switch with a network cable.

MasterTech gravatar imageMasterTech ( 2019-08-17 11:24:21 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-08-17 12:19:37 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

You have a switched network, in general, a device on one switch port will not see the traffic from another device on a different switch port.

See the Wiki page on Switched Ethernet for more info.

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So in order to see HTTP traffic from another PC how should I do it?

MasterTech gravatar imageMasterTech ( 2019-08-17 12:42:19 +0000 )edit

As per the wiki page::

  • Hub out:
  • Monitor mode on the switch
  • Tap
  • Machine in the middle
grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-08-17 14:25:21 +0000 )edit

ok thank you

MasterTech gravatar imageMasterTech ( 2019-08-17 14:27:59 +0000 )edit

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