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How can I capture the initial connection to a wireless access point on Windows? [closed]

asked 2019-09-09 16:58:45 +0000

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updated 2019-09-09 19:01:53 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

I am trying to capture the initial DHCP sequence on a wireless network for a vendor. When I start wireshark my wifi is not connected to the network. When I connect it I get "The network adapter on which the capture was being done is no longer running; the capture has stopped." My wifi interface is turned on just not connected. I want to capture all of the packets from when my interface joins the wifi network. How do I get wireshark to capture the initial connection to the WAP so I can trace DHCP issues? I tried looking through the capture settings but could not find anything. Thanks for your help.

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On what version of what operating system is this?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-09-09 17:39:01 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-09-09 18:05:42 +0000

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I was running 2.6.4 on windows 10. I upgraded to 3.0.3 and no longer have the problem. Thanks for the help!

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That's probably the result of a change from WinPcap to Npcap.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-09-09 18:54:48 +0000 )edit

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