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How to activate promiscous mode

asked 2020-02-20 14:46:48 +0000

Hi All, i tried to sniffing some data between a client and its switch from a PC i connected to the LAN network. I pinged the client and it answered ok, i can also see the data of pinging in wireshark. But then i can't sniff anything more. Could it be the promiscous mode that is not activate in my PC? How can i check if promiscous mode is activated?


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answered 2020-02-20 14:59:23 +0000

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On a switched network you won't see the unicast traffic to and from the client, unless it's from your own PC.

See the Wiki page on Capture Setup for more info on capturing on switched networks.

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