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After several hours of operation on Windows 10, wireshark stops with "The network adapter on which the capture was being done is no longer running"

asked 2020-10-24 11:31:43 +0000

susipropa gravatar image

updated 2020-10-26 21:16:04 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Deja de funcionar. Si lo paro y vuelvo a arrancar funciona correctamente.

Depende del tamaño de algún buffer? Puedo hacerlo más grande?

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@susipropa

This is an English site, via google translate:

It stops working. If I stop it and restart it, it works correctly.

Does it depend on the size of a buffer? Can I make it bigger?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-10-24 11:54:31 +0000 )edit

What stops working, what are you trying to do?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-10-24 11:55:02 +0000 )edit

This windows appears

The network adapter on which the capture was being done is no longer running; the capture has stopped. OK

susipropa gravatar imagesusipropa ( 2020-10-24 16:38:20 +0000 )edit

I am capturing the traffic between 2 IPs.. I need to do it for a long time

susipropa gravatar imagesusipropa ( 2020-10-24 16:40:42 +0000 )edit

On what operating system is Wireshark running?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-10-24 21:47:40 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-10-24 18:49:11 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

For long-term captures use dumpcap, it retains less state and will run for longer without running out of memory and also consider using multiple files with the -b ringbuffer option to split the capture into smaller more manageable files.

If the network adaptor stops running, then the capture can't continue and stops with the message you have mentioned. There are a few reasons for this, but an adaptor going into power save mode is a possibility.

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Thank you for the answer. Is it possible to prevent the network adapter from going into power saving mode?

susipropa gravatar imagesusipropa ( 2020-10-26 06:52:35 +0000 )edit

Possibly, that will be down to your Windows 10 power management settings.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-10-26 08:51:41 +0000 )edit

If you're going to capture for a long time, you not only would want to prevent the adapter from going into power save mode, you want to prevent your machine from going into power save mode - in other words, you will have to prevent it from sleeping.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-10-26 21:13:04 +0000 )edit

Thanks for the help, it looks like that. I will see how to prevent the computer and the adapter from falling asleep

susipropa gravatar imagesusipropa ( 2020-10-27 18:23:35 +0000 )edit

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