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How to capture traffic from Nintendo Switch?

asked 2021-05-15 10:39:43 +0000

sami gravatar image

updated 2021-05-15 12:21:22 +0000

I'd like to capture traffic from Nintendo Switch. I'm having Switch connected to same WLAN as my laptop with Wireshark. I've picked up the Switch IP from my console and tried to filter that as "host xxx.xxx.xxx." I've tested it by playing World of Tanks Blitz but Wireshark doesn't capture any traffic from that IP. Any good advice on this?

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answered 2021-05-15 14:45:57 +0000

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See the wiki page on WLAN capturing.

Note that making WLAN captures using Windows can be problematic due to lack of driver support.

If supported, a capture on your router might also be possible.

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Thank you for quick answer and good link. I've been able to capture with Windows traffic from e.g. iPad and Mac, but this Nintendo didn't work. I think the easiest way seems to be to is to connect to router and capture through that.

sami gravatar imagesami ( 2021-05-15 15:27:38 +0000 )edit

As long as the router supports either on device capture or can span or mirror the WLAN traffic, most ISP provided devices won't be able to do this.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2021-05-15 16:09:34 +0000 )edit

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