Start Capture Starts Immediately

asked 2020-10-09 01:25:14 +0000

Vtechie gravatar image

updated 2020-10-09 09:19:24 +0000

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I recently downloaded and installed Wireshark, I'm new at this but it starts Capturing without me pressing Go. I am not ready for it to just start Capturing when the page first opens. How do I get the software to start up normally?

Thank you Vicky71

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How are you running Wireshark?
Going straight into capture mode is done with the -k command line option.
Wireshark man page:

Start the capture session immediately. If the -i flag was specified, the capture uses the specified interface. Otherwise, Wireshark searches the list of interfaces, choosing the first non-loopback interface if there are any non-loopback interfaces, and choosing the first loopback interface if there are no non-loopback interfaces; if there are no interfaces, Wireshark reports an error and doesn't start the capture.
Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-10-09 01:37:45 +0000 )edit