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Why does WireGuard (when active) not show as a nic in my adapter list

asked 2020-11-29 23:08:15 +0000

I noticed that when I have a WireGuard tunnel active, it does not show in my Wireshark list of adapters. However, another utility I use; Lantronix Device Installer does show it as an option.

Is there an option somewhere to show the WireGuard adapter?

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Can you add the output of wireshark -v or Help->About Wireshark:Wireshark.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-11-29 23:22:13 +0000 )edit

Wireshark details:

3.4.0 (v3.4.0-0-g9733f173ea5e)

Compiled (64-bit) with Qt 5.15.1, with libpcap, with GLib 2.52.3, with zlib
1.2.11, with SMI 0.4.8, with c-ares 1.15.0, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.6.3
and PKCS #11 support, with Gcrypt 1.8.3, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB
resolver, with nghttp2 1.39.2, with brotli, with LZ4, with Zstandard, with
Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.9, with QtMultimedia, with automatic updates using
WinSparkle 0.5.7, with AirPcap, with SpeexDSP (using bundled resampler).

Running on 64-bit Windows 10 (2009), build 19042, with Intel(R) Core(TM)
i7-5960X CPU @ 3.00GHz (with SSE4.2), with 32675 MB of physical memory, with
locale English_United States.utf8, with light display mode, with HiDPI, with
Npcap version 1.00, based on libpcap version 1.9.1, with GnuTLS 3 ...
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Duckpaddle gravatar imageDuckpaddle ( 2020-11-30 19:17:36 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-11-30 19:44:47 +0000

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Thanks for that! Can Wireshark hook into that interface?

Duckpaddle gravatar imageDuckpaddle ( 2020-11-30 21:39:39 +0000 )edit

That would be down to npcap which handles the capturing for Wireshark on Windows. @Chiuckc linked to the npcap issue for this which is currently still open.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-11-30 23:06:25 +0000 )edit

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