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How do I get "Local Area Connection" to show up as an interface in Wireshark on Linux?

asked 2019-12-03 06:39:11 +0000

updated 2019-12-04 01:19:34 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

I'm running Linux I have an ethernet cable hooked up to my laptop but it does not ever give me the option for local area network something that everybody seems to fly by and act like it's just the norm without telling you how they got it established to begin with can somebody help me with this the only things that does show me under the capture using this filter bar are as follows:

wlo1
any
Loopback: lo
Enp3so
nflog

And none of that comes close to local area connection that's on every freaking video and I just don't have

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So what is "Enp3so"?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-12-03 07:17:23 +0000 )edit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consist...
Also called "Predictable Network Interface Device Names" some places.

bubbasnmp gravatar imagebubbasnmp ( 2019-12-03 13:38:03 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-12-03 18:10:32 +0000

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So, as I suspected, enp3s0 probably is your Ethernet (it's not the local area network, as you also appear to have a Wi-Fi interface wlo1).

And none of that comes close to local area connection

This is Linux, not Windows, so there aren't "friendly names" for adapters. Wireshark labels lo as "Loopback", because it (or, rather, libpcap) knows it's a loopback interface, but it has no way of knowing that it should call wlo1 or enp3so anything other than "wlo1" or "enp3so".

that's on every freaking video

Probably most "how to use Wireshark" videos are, for better or worse, made on Windows rather than on Linux or macOS or....

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