Internet connection lost during and after capture on Windows

asked 2020-03-04 16:42:21 +0000

updated 2020-03-04 18:57:56 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image


Whenever I run a capture using Wireshark 3.2.2, I lose my Internet connection. I cannot get to any websites. I can peruse internal sites but nothing outside our company network. I have to reboot in order to get my connection back. I am on a virtual machine with a virtual network. No wireless. I see others are having the same issue however, I have not seen a solution.


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On what operating system is this? The low-level capture code isn't part of Wireshark, or even part of the libpcap library, it's OS-dependent code running in kernel mode, and its effect on the rest of the networking stack depends on which OS it is.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-03-04 16:58:11 +0000 )edit

Windows 10 64 bit.

dhodges gravatar imagedhodges ( 2020-03-04 17:04:17 +0000 )edit

And the virtualisation method?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-03-04 18:41:41 +0000 )edit

VMWare ESXi 6.5. It has also happened on my Windows 10 laptop which is not virtualized obviously. Other users in my dept have also experienced the same thing. Windows 10 64 bit laptops.

dhodges gravatar imagedhodges ( 2020-03-04 21:44:18 +0000 )edit