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my wireless network is not shown on the interface list. infact no interface is shown, it just shows no interface.

asked 2020-09-22 06:05:41 +0000

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i want to see what is done by other users on my wifi. whether or not they are doing right. but it just shows no interace found.

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Can you paste the contents of Help -> About Wireshark -> Wireshark in a comment here?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-09-22 08:08:20 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-09-26 14:36:23 +0000

I had this when I did NOT RESTART my (Windows) PC as suggested by the installer. After a restart, the interface list was populated. It could also be due to a permission problem, especially if you run Wireshark on Linux. Try to start Wireshark as root (or as Administrator if running on a Windows) to see if the problem persists.

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Do NOT, unless you don't value the host you're running on, run Wireshark with elevated privileges. The application consists of hundreds of thousands of lines of code that may react badly when fed malicious traffic.

Wireshark has had, since version 1, privilege separation to allow capturing without having to run Wireshark itself with elevated privileges.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-09-26 19:55:35 +0000 )edit

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