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Recording users and exporting in real time

asked 2020-01-07 12:33:37 +0000

Karaya_1 gravatar image

updated 2020-01-07 12:34:33 +0000

Hello all who are knowledgable!

I have stumbled across this software and I am thrilled with its power but I need a little push in the right direction as per exporting and filtering. What I need to be able to do is record users who join a network, the time/date of connection, the device name, address (IP + MAC) and when they disconnect as well. In an ideal world I would also get an export on the total amount of packets passed when they do disconenct as well, but I think thats a bit out of scope. If i can just get a log file with who has joined and that information as well as when they leave I'd be happy.

But what I am a little unsure about is how to properly filter just for this information and how to export it into raw text, as I will eventually convert it to a raw printing format to get printed. But i need this information in real time, so for example every 30 seconds it runs a check and auto exports a file.

Is this possible in Wireshark and where should I look for information and help.

Thanks so much for reading and helping!

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answered 2020-01-07 13:05:19 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

While it's possible that the information you required could be produced from capture files generated somewhere in your network, Wireshark really ins't the tool for this task, it's a Packet Analyser used for inspecting traffic in excruciating detail.

You might get better results using some form of network monitoring tool, although you'll need to define what you mean by "record users who join a network" to allow others to guide you to more suitable tools. How do users join your network?

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