No Ethernet Capture Option

asked 2019-10-25 16:12:59 +0000

Travis gravatar image

updated 2019-10-27 09:38:48 +0000

grahamb gravatar image


I recently purchased a new laptop and it dosen't have an ethernet port. But I have an ethernet adapter.

When I launch wireshark I do not see an ethernet option for capturing just Adapter for loopback traffic capture and USPpcap1.

What's also interesting is I just disconnected the ethernet to see what would show up if I connect wirelessly and I still only see the two options I mentioned above, no wireless capture option.

I'm on version 3.0.6.

Any suggestions to what I can do to get the ethernet and wireless options to appear?

Thank you.

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Can you post the contents of the Wireshark Help -> About Wireshark dialog. You can highlight the text with the mouse, Ctrl + C to copy it and then paste it into a comment here.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-10-25 17:31:33 +0000 )edit


Version 3.0.6 (v3.0.6-0-g908c8e357d0f) 

Copyright 1998-2019 Gerald Combs <[email protected]> and contributors. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

Compiled (64-bit) with Qt 5.12.5, with WinPcap SDK (WpdPack) 4.1.2, with GLib 2.52.2, with zlib 1.2.11, with SMI 0.4.8, with c-ares 1.14.0, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.6.3 and PKCS #11 support, with Gcrypt 1.8.3, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB resolver, with nghttp2 1.39.2, with LZ4, with Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.9, with QtMultimedia, with AirPcap, with SBC, with SpanDSP, with bcg729. 

Running on 64-bit Windows 10 (1903), build 18362 ...
Travis gravatar imageTravis ( 2019-10-25 17:36:39 +0000 )edit

So you're running on Windows using npcap 0.9983.

You've likely hit an npcap issue where the service hasn't started. From a command prompt can you type the following and then paste the output back here:

sc queryex npcap
grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-10-25 17:42:24 +0000 )edit


        TYPE               : 1  KERNEL_DRIVER
        STATE              : 1  STOPPED
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 1077  (0x435)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0
        PID                : 0
        FLAGS              :
Travis gravatar imageTravis ( 2019-10-25 17:46:18 +0000 )edit

I recently purchased a new laptop and it dosen't have an ethernet port. But I have an ethernet adapter.

So that's an Ethernet adapter that plugs into the laptop, for example a USB Ethernet adapter?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-10-26 02:27:46 +0000 )edit