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asked 2017-11-04 03:09:46 +0000

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I am working on a project that is using port conncetion TCP to interface two software and I need to capture the port that I am using to see whether it is really working or not. However, despite the fact that Socket code is runing Wireshark does not show any connection. And now here is my question: My Wireshark has only two filter one wifi and other one Bluetooth. Are these filters able to capture localhost connection, for example, port 8000 with the IP address of If no, how can I do it via Wireshark?

Thank you in advance for you response

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answered 2017-11-04 07:00:50 +0000

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This is a Windows-specific issue. To overcome it, you have to replace WinPcap by npcap and while installing it, let it install a modified version of loopback interface which allows capturing. That interface will then appear in the interface list in Wireshark and you can capture at it just like at any other network interface.

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